Residents share their photos with Vienna Patch
The last time a total lunar eclipse occurred in conjunction with the Winter Solstice was in 1638 -- long before the town was renamed Vienna in the 1850s, and even before settlers came to the area known as Ayr Hill. The Winter Solstice marks the longest night of the year and also the beginning of winter. Last night, Vienna Residents stayed up late (or rose from bed early) to catch a glimpse of the eclipse they won't see again in their lifetime. (The next Winter Solstice won't happen again until 2094.). Here are some photos from readers Petra Velderman Engle and Chandra Townsend. Add your own to our gallery, too!