Sky-watchers get rare treat: total lunar eclipse

The moon seen from Manila, Philippines, during a total lunar eclipse Saturday Dec. 10, 2011, as the Earth casts a shadow across the face of the moon. Passing clouds hampered the evening spectacle in some parts of the Philippines. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

December 11, 2011 4:44:09 AM PST
Moon watchers in the western U.S., Hawaii and elsewhere across the globe were treated Saturday to a rare celestial phenomenon: a total lunar eclipse.