So it begins - Total Lunar Eclpse Dec 21, 2010 - Winter Solstice coincide - 1:33 a.m. US Eastern Time - Penumbral Shadwo has started to appear
1:49 a.m. Dec 21, 2010 - Moon has entered Umbra
Total Lunar Eclipse December 21, 2010 - 3:14 a.m. - Approx Peak Totality
As soon as the moon entered totality, stars near the moon became visible that are normally not because of the brightness of the moon.
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