On Saturday (2011 December 10th), many parts of the world, including Japan, could see a 月食 (full lunar eclipse).
A lunar eclipse occurs when the sun, earth and moon are all aligned in a straight line causing the moon to be completely hidden by the shadow cast by the earth.
In Japanese, it’s called 「月食」 (“Gesshoku“). The written characters could be literally translated to “Eaten moon” (hence my title for this post).
Were you able to see the lunar eclipse where you live?
(The two photos in this post were found on Google Images. My camera’s not powerful enough to take such close-up shots of the moon.)