The lunar eclipse

Did you stay up late to see the eclipse?  Apparently, it was more unusual than most because it coincided with the winter solstice and today’s official start of winter. According to AP, “The last time an eclipse happened on this day was more than three centuries ago on Dec. 21, 1638.  It will happen again on Dec. 21, 2094, according to U.S. Naval Observatory spokesman Geoff Chester.”

I was up, so I took a few shots, but by the time the eclipse came to the middle of the cycle, the cloud cover got too heavy to see the moon, so I missed the “red” moon.  *Sigh*  Here’s what I took:

Here’s the “official” picture… pretty cool.  Wish the cloud cover had been a little less here, so I could have seen the whole thing!


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One Response to The lunar eclipse

  1. Dani December 21, 2010 at 2:01 pm #

    DARN!!! I missed it! Thanks for posting pictures, those are amazing!

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