Tonight there is said to be a total lunar eclipse. This is one of the three main types of eclipses.
Anyway, the third type, the total lunar eclipse is a site to see. The moon's color shifts as if passing through a red filter - thats the earth's shadow! With a decent imagination you can imagine it's Mars and visible with the naked eye! It's sweet. Right now I'm pissed because it's very cloudy outside and there's no way I'll be able to get a good view.
- Check out this cool link about eclipses
- Or read the Wiki for more info
- Or NASA's own page on the topic (Today's Eclipse in particular)