Chinese and Western culture hold that eclipses are bad omens.

The 2011 lunar eclipse-- believed to bring some of the darkest nights in roughly a century yesterday-- was not visible in North America, but it still seems to have ushered in Anthony Weiners darkest hour.

Rep. Anthony Weiner just resigned on national television a few moments ago. 

Weiner has faced pressure to quit from fellow Democrats, the most notable of which was President Barack Obama.

When you get to the point where, because of various personal distractions, you can't serve as effectively as you need to at the time when people are worrying about jobs and their mortgages and paying the bills, then you should probably step back, Obama said in an interview with NBC news.

In another instance of post-eclipse bad luck, cross-dressing photos of Weiner emerged yesterday.

Weiner has been so racked with the media fanfare over revelations of his extramarital relationships that he probably would have done well to hide out in a lunar eclipse.

Why?

Because nobody can see your Weiner in the dark.