Hello! There will be an eclipse tonight.
If you were in the Tycho crater on the moon, on the site of Surveyor 7 at 23:45 ET, the view would look like this.
A remarkable sight.
Mars, Jupiter, Mercury, and Saturn will all be hanging around the ecliptic; surrounding the sunset encircled Earth.
NASA has all put up all the technical details here (local mirror).
There are many quotations related to eclipses and arranged by David Le Conte are available here.
At a Lunar Eclipse (1906)
By Thomas Hardy
Thy shadow, Earth, from Pole to Central Sea,
Now steals along upon the Moon's meek shine
In even monochrome and curving line
Of imperturbable serenity.
How shall I link such sun-cast symmetry
With the torn troubled form I know as thine,
That profile, placid as a brow divine,
With continents of moil and misery?
And can immense Mortality but throw
So small a shade, and Heaven's high human scheme
Be hemmed within the coasts yon arc implies?
Is such the stellar gauge of earthly show,
Nation at war with nation, brains that teem,
Heroes, and women fairer than the skies?