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Full lunar eclipse on the solstice!
Is that a good thing?


Gonna be blood red

watch out for the werewolves!
Rare winter solstice lunar eclipse visible tonight

Quote:Mon Dec 20, 2010 3:58pm EST

CHICAGO - U.S. skywatchers who stay up late enough and have clear skies can see a total lunar eclipse, a rare event for the winter solstice.

The eclipse, caused by the moon going into the Earth's shadow, will begin at about 12:32 a.m. Tuesday in the Midwest, 1:32 a.m. on the East Coast, and 10:32 p.m. Monday on the West Coast.

The Adler Planetarium in Chicago is hosting a free viewing event with educators, astronomers and volunteers helping guests with telescope viewing, weather permitting.

Adler astronomer Larry Ciupik said the moon is high in the sky for the winter solstice, which aids viewing, provided it's not too cloudy. Unfortunately for some Midwest viewers, clouds and snow are expected tonight.

The last winter solstice total lunar eclipse visible from the Midwest was in 1638 -- the next one won't be until 2094, Ciupik said.

The next total lunar eclipse visible in the Midwest will occur on April 15, 2014.

Ciupik said the moon will appear reddish during the eclipse, due to the way the light from the sun bends around the Earth.
I'll have snow still .

I was going to try and find a live cam at nasa or telescopes IF I'm awake.

Be able to download it tomorrow anyhoo ...

maybe thinking



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Saw it!
Just before clouds moved over it!
I waited up, but at the last 30 mins clouds started rolling in and I didn't get to see doodly
I probably saw about 1 1/2 min. before it fuzzed out behind the clouds.
Talk about moons!
We had an ice storm here over the past few days..
Ever seen bright moonlight shining through, refracted by and reflected off of crystalline dreamland?

but this is NC, so it is now time for the sun to kick in and get it the hell out of here, I need to get to work!
is this the window?
Nope, it was the other one.