No doubt you've heard that Winter Solstice is astronomically unique this year due to a full Moon total lunar eclipse that will be taking place in the late evening and early morning hours of Dec. 20th – 21st. Yes, it's true! All of North America – and also Central America – is perfectly positioned for this stunning celestial event and will be able to view the eclipse in its entirety. And even better yet, from the American Southwest [that's us!] it will be near zenith – directly overhead – at full total eclipse [which runs from 12:41 to 1:53 a.m. MST] The partial phases of the eclipse will last for a little more than an hour beforehand and afterward. The Moon will be centered between the bright constellations Orion, Auriga, Gemini, and Taurus. If you'd like more information on this stellar event, click on this link: www.sky&telescope.com. Enjoy the show!