Photo credit: Fred Espenak

That’s right, a total lunar eclipse will take place between December 20 – 21, 2010, and “the beginning will be visible from northern Europe just before sunrise; the end of the total eclipse will be visible rising at sunset for Japan and northeastern Asia.” Continue reading for videos of previous total lunar eclipses. Click here for more pictures.

If you’re planning to dash out for only one quick look – it is December, after all – choose this moment: 03:17 am EST (17 minutes past midnight PST). That’s when the Moon will be in deepest shadow, displaying the most fantastic shades of coppery red.

[via PhysOrgWiki]