Lunar Eclipse 2010 LIVE Recap: Photos, Video & Tweets
UPDATE: CLICK HERE for stunning photos of the lunar eclipse seen from around the world. Scroll down to see our coverage of the eclipse, and videos of the rare event.
We're just wrapping up the highly-anticipated lunar eclipse which coincided with 2010's winter solstice for the first time in some 400 years. You can catch up on all the action you missed below with photos, video and our live blog.
NASA reports that the last time these astronomical events took place in sync was on Dec. 21, 1638, and it won't happen again until at least 2094.
Depending on where you live, the lunar eclipse will be visible late night Dec. 20 or early morning Dec. 21. The full moon will be darkened by Earth's shadow as our planet passes between it and the sun. December 21 is also the winter solstice, the longest night of the year, after which the days will begin to grow longer. Coupled with the lunar spectacle, it means we're in for an especially dark eve.
Total eclipse is expected to begin at 2:41 a.m. EST on Tuesday and optimal impression of the lunar eclipse is 3:17 a.m. EST.
Find photos of past events here and follow our live coverage below for all of tonight's happenings.
5:09 PM ET Kareem Brown's Eclipse Video
Another incredible time lapse video of the total lunar eclipse from KxbTV on YouTube, produced by Kareem Brown.
9:25 AM ET Eclipse Time Lapse Video
This video from YouTube user peteherron shows an amazingly smooth time lapse of the eclipse, compiled from shots with a still camera on a rotating telescope mount.
9:18 AM ET Eclipse Near The Washington Monument
The following image, provided to the AP by NASA, shows the eclipse as seen from Washington, D.C. next to the Washington Monument.
9:13 AM ET Eclipse Near The Chrysler Building
The image below, provided by the AP, shows the moon just before total eclipse, with the New York City Chrysler Building in the foreground.
8:46 AM ET Time Lapse Of The Eclipse
This video comes from YouTube user eugenietung, and shows time lapse footage and composite photographs from last night's lunar eclipse as seen from a Brooklyn, NY backyard.
4:22 AM ET Video Of The Total Eclipse
One of the first videos of tonight's lunar eclipse is already up on YouTube. Note the vibrant red color the moon turned during the event. This video comes from @WinObs of Jacksonville, Fla.
3:49 AM ET Total Lunar Eclipse In Virginia
NASA's Bill Ingalls captured this photo outside Washington, D.C., of a nearly total lunar eclipse as the winter solstice arrived early this morning.
You can find more eclipse photos in this NASA Flickr group.
3:04 AM ET More Reactions
Some insightful comments via Twitter:
Manevaldes writes, "Lunar eclipse on the Winter Solstice: Ancients civilizations would have killed for a day like this. Now all we do is Twitter. #waeclipse."
Shonali says, "Just got up to see the eclipse, and it's unbelievable. I've been saying "Oh, wow" over & over. #fb"
And HuffPost Senior Contributing Editor Jose Antonio Vargas notes, "Walking in the Village, staring at this moon. Reminds all of us, whatever our differences, that we share one sky. #eclipse"
2:51 AM ET Lunar Eclipse In NYC
Rob Siegel in New York tweeted us this photo with the caption, "Amazing view from NYC over the Hudson River":
2:41 AM ET Your Reports
Via Twitter, Rose Tracy writes, "It's so blooming cold here in VA that there is an icy haze covering the moon. But we can see it."
Amy Sandvold says: "too much cloud cover here in Iowa! Darn!"
Don Cleee Gomez says: "Can't see anything here in Atlanta. Clouds blocking my view!!!!"
Andy Katz says, "in North New Jersey its an amazing sight to see."
Joe Ruiz says, "It just became too cloudy to see the #eclipse, but saw tinges of pink in the sky. Now watching online."
Angie Rodriguez says, "I can see it in Caracas, Venezuela, but my cam really failed :S"
Juan Buarotti says, "You can barely see the #moon here in DC. But it's pretty awesome to witness the #eclipse anyway"
Monia Joblin says, "It's perfectly clear in Sarasota FL Moon and stars couldn't be more brilliant. The color is awesome."
Tell us what you see @HuffingtonPost or in the comments below.
2:32 AM ET Nearly A Full Eclipse
We're only about 5 minutes away from the full lunar eclipse, and looking up in New York City, just a small sliver of the moon can be seen.Here's a photo of the eclipse beginning, taken about 30 minutes ago in Texas, via the Associated Press:
More photos to come.
2:16 AM ET Pictures Of The Moon Flying On Twitter
2:06 AM ET Multiple Ways To Watch The Eclipse
1:58 AM ET Welcome!
Welcome to our Lunar Eclipse 2010 live blog, your place for the latest on tonight's historic event in which a lunar eclipse will coincide with Winter Solstice for the first time in nearly 400 years.
Be sure to share us your observations, pictures, videos and more throughout the night via comments below or on Twitter @huffingtonpost!