There is a Lunar Eclipse tonight starting at 10 PM. I know this post is kind of on the late side, but go outside right now and check it out! I just spent a half hour on the roof, and I know it's cold, but it's worth it. Apparently, it's the last total eclipse until 2010.
"If there are extra particles in the atmosphere, from say a recent volcanic eruption, the moon will appear a darker shade of red."
The redness occurs because while the moon is in total shadow, some light from the sun passes through Earth's atmosphere and is bent toward the moon. The effect is to cast all the planet's sunrises and sunsets on the moon."
I think that is absolutely beautiful.
quote taken from: space.com!