|Photo from total lunar eclipse on 2/20/2008|
About two-thirds of lunar eclipses are able to be seen with the naked eye, depending on where you live. This makes them really fun to study. The next total lunar eclipse is expected on April 15, 2014. Check out the NASA Eclipse Website for information.
Here are some informative lunar eclipse links:
Technical Information at NASA
Lunar Eclipses for Beginners at Mr.Eclipse.com
Observe a Lunar Eclipse (animation)
Lunar Eclipse (another animation)
Old post published on 12/20/10
There is a lunar eclipse tonight (or early tomorrow morning depending on your time zone) that will be best viewed in North America. The eclipse will begin at 5:29 UT (12:29 a.m. EST on 12/21/10 and 9:29 p.m. PST on 12/20/10).
Here are some links about the upcoming eclipse:
Holiday Treat: December's Total Lunar Eclipse Is Best One Until 2014
December 21 Lunar Eclipse at Mr.Eclipse.com - includes diagrams of the eclipse for each time zone