A lunar eclipse is the one involving the moon and a solar eclipse involves the sun - just to clear that up out of the gate. Both varieties are pretty awesome especially if you're lucky enough to catch one! 

Twitter is quite busy today with tweets all about the eclipse plus references to the Twilight series.

The eclipse is happening as we speak and clearly (sadly) we can't see it in North America. Too bad really because this one is a total eclipse.

In celebration of the event, Google has made their Google Doodle all about the moon plus when you click on it you'll get all sorts of info about the event. YouTube (owned by Google) is broadcasting the event live - enjoy!