In case you happen to be outside tonight between 2:32 (CDT) and 4:53 (CDT) (say, for example, your little dog needs to go out), check out the lunar eclipse. It's the first total lunar eclipse visible from North America since 1638! And it will also the winter solstice (longest night, shortest day, Earth's tilt farthest away from the sun). And there is also a meteor shower going on that is usually not visible, but may be because of the eclipse.
So, I'm kind of hoping Pip will wake me up tonight.