I'm not an astronomy aficionado, but I try to catch a glimpse of stuff when it doesn't require me going too far out of my way and it's visible without a telescope, like meteor showers and stuff.
Tonight there is a total lunar eclipse that will be visible in all of North America and various other parts of the world. The penumbra (faint) will hit at 1:15 a.m. EST, then the umbra (noticeable disk of darkness) at 1:33 a.m. EST. Totality begins at 2:41 a.m. EST and will last for 72 minutes.
Apparently the last time there was a total lunar eclipse on the winter solstice was a few hundred years ago. I'm probably going to set my alarm and try to catch at least a few minutes of it. The last time I froze my *** off staring up at the sky was for the Leonid meteor shower when they were particularly strong, in like 2001 I think. Good times.
My understanding is that you'll still be able to see the moon, but in totality it will be fairly dark and will likely have an odd hue, maybe orange-reddish. Not sure. I don't know that I've ever seen a total lunar eclipse.
We had light clouds at the beginning that made it a little fuzzy, but it cleared up nicely. I looked at it every few minutes, during the commercials while I was watching Top Gear, and I managed to stay awake until it was a few minutes into totality. Got some pretty cool deep red and orange colors. I don't have any pics worth posting because I only have shitty point & shoot cameras.