A rare treat in the sky tonight. The sun, moon and earth will line up, creating a total lunar eclipse. As the moon passes behind the earth, the earth blocks the sun's rays from striking the moon. Once a near total eclipse, the moon will have a reddish color to it. What makes this event even more special is that it happens on the same night winter arrives (this hasn't happened in more than 400 years)!
Unlike a solar eclipse, a lunar eclipse lasts for several hours. In our area, you will start to notice a difference around 12:30 AM. Things will wrap-up around 4 AM. The bad news for us is a weather system bringing clouds and rain showers tonight. This will really block our view of the moon, but not all is lost. NASA will stream a live camera on their website. You can catch the action by clicking here.