Today is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year. Coincidentally, the longest night of the year, and the darkest. Which made it happily coincidental that a full lunar eclipse was visible over most of North and South America.
We in Rhode Island were under cloud cover at 2:15 am when the eclipse started, but there was a lucky chap in Florida that got the whole thing on tape. Below, the time-lapse version.
Winter Solstice Lunar Eclipse from William Castleman on Vimeo.