early this morning (around 1am EST) the lunar eclipse began and peaked at around 3:17am...
today also marks the winter soltice and these two events occur on the same night/day on very rare occasions (the last time was 1638 and the next one is 2094!) so happy lunar eclipse and happy winter soltice!
(interesting article on winter soltice on nytimes yesterday: here)
photo from: nasa