There will be a total lunar eclipse tonight, with totality between 1:41a and 2:43a Austin time. This is the first such event to fall on the Winter Solstice since 1683.
The forecast for Austin calls for mostly cloudy skies tonight after midnight with patchy fog. Not the best viewing conditions, but still worth staying (or, like me, getting) up for.
My dad would have called me to tell me about this. I'll make it a point to wake up and witness this celestial event. I know that in his younger days he would have.