Lunar eclipse on Dec. 20

A total lunar eclipse will be visible locally starting at 10:33 p.m. Mon., Dec. 20 and ending at 2:01 a.m. Tues., Dec. 21. A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon in its orbit passes into Earth’s shadow.

The beginning of the eclipse will be visible from northern Europe just before sunrise. The end of the eclipse will be visible rising at sunset for Japan and northeastern Asia.

The eclipse will take place 15 hours before the winter solstice, which places the moon high in the winter sky n...

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