Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Solstice Eclipse

   Early this morning was the first Winter Solstice full Lunar eclipse since 1554. I was excited, I've always had a great interest in Astronomy. So I set my alarm for 3am, plenty of time to wake up, bundle up, and get outside for the optimum viewing time of 3:17. That would be in the middle of the 72 minute eclipse, when the color of the Moon would be at it's deepest red. My alarm went off, I got up. But when I looked outside, disaster. The forcast for a clear night was wrong. It was completely cloudy. Oh well, maybe next time.

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