December 21 was the winter solstice, when the northern hemisphere, the daylight hours is the shortest of the year, and when winter begins. In addition, the first time since 1638, a total lunar eclipse fell on the winter solstice, which could be observed in America and parts of Asia. During a lunar eclipse, the night light on for some time is in the shadow of the Earth, becomes dull and acquires a reddish tint. This color is obtained thanks to the fact that the sun’s rays, which are usually reflected from the lunar surface, pass through the atmosphere of our planet – for the same reason we see a red sunset. So, if someone watched the Earth during the eclipse of the moon, they would see the black disk of the planet, surrounded by a red ring of the Sun – the sunset around the globe. Here is a selection of photos depicting a lunar eclipse, solstice and some shots of cold weather, which has officially just begun.