El Pasoans See Total Lunar Eclipse

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010 - 6:51am

It's officially the first day of Winter and the day is being marked with a total lunar eclipse.

The eclipse was visible to much of the country including El Paso and lasted about three and a half hours.

Today's eclipse is historically significant because it's the first time since 1638 that a total lunar eclipse has occurred on the Winter solstice.

Astronomers say the next time the two will happen on the same day is December 21st, 2094.

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