Monday, December 20, 2010

Total Eclipse of the Moon

From SpaceWeather:

LUNAR ECLIPSE: For the first time in many years, northern winter is beginning with a total lunar eclipse. On Dec. 21, 2010, the date of the northern winter solstice, the full Moon will pass through Earth's shadow, turning the lunar orb a delightful shade of coppery-red. Sky watchers in North America are favored with an overhead view as the eclipse unfolds on Tuesday morning between 02:41 am and 03:53 am EST. Visit for full coverage of the event including live webcasts, observing tips, and a look at the surprising connection between lunar eclipses and Earth's climate.


Debbie said...

A few weeks ago we were driving home at night and I saw the moon and it looked EXACTLY like this. I know there was nothing special going on, the the moon was as deep orange/red as I have ever seen it. Strange.

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Faultline USA said...

Thanks for alerting us to this event and I will forward your link to my "astronomical" friends!