Eclipse extravaganza

Lunar eclipse tonight, the first time an eclipse has coincided with a solstice since December 21, 1638. (The next one won’t come around again until 2094.)

The Ursids meteor shower will also be taking place. reports that this particular annual show is rarely witnessed compared to its brighter counterparts, but stargazers will have an especially exceptional chance to view the display this year because of the eclipse’s darkened sky.