For star-gazers and heavenly body admirers alike, tonight will be a unique instance of a total lunar eclipse coinciding with the Winter solstice. The last time the two events happened together was back on December 21st,1638 - or 372 years ago!
The forecast for tonight does not bode well for widespread viewing, however. There is a small chance that we could get a few peeks of it, but clouds should obscure the nighttime sky for a good portion of the event. If I had to rate the chances of being able to see it here in the Twin Tiers on an imaginary scale of 5 moons, I would only put tonight's viewing chances at around 1 and a half to 2 moons
For information on what to expect, click on the graphic included with this story.