Sky Gazers Treated to Lunar Eclipse Overnight

In the only lunar eclipse of 2010, sky gazers were treated to a rare sight overnight. Barring cloudy weather, astronomy enthusiasts and sky gazers across North America were dazzled by the first lunar eclipse to fall on the same day as the winter solstice in 372 years. A lunar eclipse takes place when the sun, Earth and moon are all perfectly aligned with the Earth in the middle. When the moon passes behind the Earth, the sun's rays are blocked from striking the moon. This can only occur when...Full Story
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