I stayed up to watch the Winter Solstice moon eclipse last night. It has been close to four centuries (others say five centuries) since an eclipse of the moon on this day. Whether it is four or five centuries, it definitely was worth staying up late to see. Also, December 21st is my husband's birthday.
The moon appeared in our sky in the late afternoon and grew incredibly bright before the eclipse started. I tried to take pictures as the eclipse progressed, but my camera was not doing a good job. I may have had more success if the Canon camera was not back at the factory repair center. Nevertheless, I found a time-lapse video here.
I may have watched a moon eclipse years and years ago, but I do not remember specifically. While it makes sense that as the moon is blocked the stars disappear, I was surprised to see no stars and a completely black sky. I couldn't miss an event that hasn't happened in centuries. :D
Until next time, God bless.