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Moonwatchers treated to total lunar eclipse

Skywatchers got an early holiday present this year: A total eclipse of the moon.Full story

Soltice lunar eclipse tonight

  Neil Degrasse Tyson with the Hayden Planetarium explains tonight's total eclipse of the moon.

Early Christmas treat: 2010's total lunar eclipse

Weather permitting, sky gazers in North and Central America and a tiny sliver of South America will boast the best seats to this year's only total eclipse of the moon just days before Christmas. Full story

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