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Lunar Eclipse 2010 LIVE Recap: Photos, Video & Tweets

Dec 21, 2010 | Updated May 25, 2011

UPDATE: CLICK HERE for stunning photos of the lunar eclipse seen from around the world. Scroll down to see our coverage of the eclipse, and videos of the rare event.

We're just wrapping up the highly-anticipated lunar eclipse which coincided with 2010's winter solstice for the first time in some 400 years. You can catch up on all the action you missed below with photos, video and our live blog.

NASA reports that the last time these astronomical events took place in sync was on Dec. 21, 1638, and it won't happen again until at least 2094.

Depending on where you live, the lunar eclipse will be visible late night Dec. 20 or early morning Dec. 21. The full moon will be darkened by Earth's shadow as our planet passes between it and the sun. December 21 is also the winter solstice, the longest night of the year, after which the days will begin to grow longer. Coupled with the lunar spectacle, it means we're in for an especially dark eve.

Total eclipse is expected to begin at 2:41 a.m. EST on Tuesday and optimal impression of the lunar eclipse is 3:17 a.m. EST.

Find photos of past events here and follow our live coverage below for all of tonight's happenings.