Happy December

When the sky is so dark! From Astronomy Today’s Night Sky Guide:

On December 10, 2011, the Moon will slip completely into Earth’s shadow, viewable for residents in Australia and Asia. Europe and most of Africa will get to see part of the lunar eclipse at Moonrise, while North America can watch some of the eclipse at Moonset.

Lunar Eclipse
photo by Jenny Rollo

On December 10, the moon will be full at 6:36am in Seattle, and moonset will be at 7:52am.