Make sure you stay awake tonight, there’s going to be a very special total lunar eclipse. For the first time in 372 years, the winter solstice and a total lunar eclipse are happening at the same time. Why is this so special to us? Winter solstice is the longest night and the shortest day of the year, meaning that this night will be very dark with a bright full moon. Weather permitting in your area, you will be able to witness a remarkable event.
Tonight will be a perfect excuse for your kids to stay up late; they’ll love the late-night astronomy lesson. But what to do between now and then? The eclipse won’t start until around 2:41 a.m. Besides teaching your kids all about astronomy, you’ll also need snacks to munch on to stay awake tonight.
We all know the moon isn’t made of cheese, but wasn’t it fun when we were kids and thought it really looked like Swiss cheese? Here are some quick and easy snacks to keep your family awake tonight, all cheese-inspired of course.
Goat Cheese and Chutney, pictured above.