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Last night presented an ultra-rare treat for astronomy buffs: Not only was there a total lunar eclipse beginning at about 12:30am EST, but the eclipse coincided with the arrival of the winter solstice for the first time in 372 years.
Shooting from Gainesville, Florida, William Castleman created the above time-lapse video of last night's eclipse, condensing the lunar action from 1:10 AM EST to 5:03 AM EST into 2 minutes.
See also: NASA's gorgeous photo of the eclipse.
(via Gawker TV)