Hello Everyone (Dave here),
If life has gotten in the way of following physical events in the heavens, this posting may help serve as a reminder that you’ll want to set aside a little time in just a few hours (12-13) to enjoy the alignment of the Sun, Earth and Moon.
From the NASA Science, Science News site we can find:
The eclipse begins on Tuesday morning, Dec. 21st, at 1:33 am EST (Monday, Dec. 20th, at 10:33 pm PST). At that time, Earth’s shadow will appear as a dark-red bite at the edge of the lunar disk. It takes about an hour for the “bite” to expand and swallow the entire Moon. Totality commences at 02:41 am EST (11:41 pm PST) and lasts for 72 minutes.
They boil all this down to this; if you only give it a couple minutes and if you live on the west coast of North America, you’ll want to get out a midnight.
They also provide a really nice picture outlining (in white) where you’ll get to see all the eclipse.
Enjoy the energy.