As soon as the moon entered totality, stars near the moon became visible that are normally not because of the brightness of the moon.
Total Lunar Eclipse December 21, 2010 - 3:14 a.m. - Approx Peak Totality
1:49 a.m. Dec 21, 2010 - Moon has entered Umbra
This is my second shot at this spot -- first one was taken in Spring of 2009 - view here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/armughan/3497412898
Great Falls National Park