Dark Night Of The Solstice

UPDATE: As commentators below point out, this blog post links to a story from four years ago. The fact that it’s about a solstice eclipse, rather than an equinox eclipse probably should’ve tipped me off. I’m always lecturing people on Facebook and Twitter for linking to outdated articles; I guess karma dictates it was only a matter of time before I committed the same sin. Mea culpa. The original post follows. 

Hey, look at this, from io9’s Annalee Newitz:

Thanks to a lunar eclipse on the longest night of the year, tonight we’ll be experiencing the longest, darkest night in a very long time. It’s been nearly 500 years since the last solstice lunar eclipse. Here’s what you’ll see.

1. Faint penumbral dimming of the moon’s disk.

2. Pervasive creeping sensations of unease.

3. Howling of wolves.

4. Unclean things walk the earth; Dick Cheney rises from the grave.

Much more here. There ya go. Have a safe night, and stay away from Old Ones!