Total Lunar Eclipse

This combo of pictures taken in Manassas, Virginia shows the moon in different stages of a total lunar eclipse.  During the eclipse, the Earth will align between the full moon and the sun, covering the lunar surface in shadow. The eclipse is also falling on the same day as the <a class="taxInlineTagLink" id="EVFES000081" title="Winter Solstice" href="/topic/arts-culture/culture/winter-solstice-EVFES000081.topic">winter solstice</a> in the Northern Hemisphere a rare occurrence that hasn't happened in 372 years.

( AFP/Getty Images / December 21, 2010 )

This combo of pictures taken in Manassas, Virginia shows the moon in different stages of a total lunar eclipse. During the eclipse, the Earth will align between the full moon and the sun, covering the lunar surface in shadow. The eclipse is also falling on the same day as the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere a rare occurrence that hasn't happened in 372 years.

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