A lunar eclipse which falls on the date of the winter solstice, as last night’s did, is very rare. The Last one occurred on DEC 21st 1638 and the next on will happen on DEC 21st 2094. According to NASA, Total lunar eclipses in northern winter are fairly common. There have been three of them in the past ten years and the next observable full Lunar eclipse will be April 15th 2014, At 7:45 PM. No Joke.
Here are 6 photos out of 80 that turned out pretty damn good.