From her perch on Grand Street, blogger/photographer C Merry captured last night’s breathtaking total lunar eclipse. Partly cloudy today with a high of 36 and winds gusting up to 25mph. It’s the winter solstice — the shortest day of the year. Tonight, Community Board 3 holds its monthly meeting. Backers of the Chinatown Business Improvement District hope CB3 will join Community Boards 1 and 2 in endorsing their plan. Coming up today, we’ll have our interview with Educational Alliance executive director Robin Bernstein. Plus, big fruit at the Essex Street Market, circa 1969!