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    Lunar eclipse coincides with winter soltice

    Looks like a lunar eclipse will coincide with winter soltice (shortest day of year) for the first time in almost 400 years.

    I like the way the moon turns red during eclipses

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    The NASA webite had this link:
    http://www.mreclipse.com/LEdata/TLE2...2010Dec21.html

    At Central Time 2:17 am I will be asleep so I will miss it, will wait for the pictures.
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    I think I will be fast asleep between 2:41am and 3:53am
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    I will be working overnight tonight and the peak of the eclipse appears to coincide with my one-hour meal break, so it looks like I should be able to see it (granted the clouds hold off).
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    Quote Originally posted by illinoisplanner View post
    I will be working overnight tonight and the peak of the eclipse appears to coincide with my one-hour meal break, so it looks like I should be able to see it (granted the clouds hold off).
    Spring forward! It occurs in the wee small ones of Tuesday, not tonight.

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    It will also coincide with my Grandma's 90th birthday.
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    I need to look in the history books as to what happened in 1610. I'll get back to you on that.



    Peabody here, Sherman set the Wayback Machine to Dec. 21, 1610......
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    Quote Originally posted by Veloise View post
    Spring forward! It occurs in the wee small ones of Tuesday, not tonight.
    Oops, my bad.
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    Why do they always schedule these eclipses for the middle of the night?
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    Quote Originally posted by otterpop View post
    Why do they always schedule these eclipses for the middle of the night?
    I won't go so far as to call it outright selfish, but it's definately inconsiderate of Them.

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    Went out this morning to see the eclipse. It was very cool. When I viewed it, it was during the total eclipse and was a brilliant red color. Very nice treat!

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    This is not good, first time the winter soltice and the lunar eclipse coincide in 400 years and the Lions win a game What other freakie event is going to occur

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    FREAKING SNOWSTORM! GGGGGRRRRRRRRR!



    Now I have to wait ANOTHER 327 years!
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    Way too cloudy to see anything last night. Or maybe I was still half-asleep. Either way I didn't get to see anything (but I made an effort and that's what counts, right?)
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    Did anybody manage to get pics of it? Too cloudy where I was to see anything.
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    I went out a few times but it looked normal to me. Maybe I looked too early first and then waited too long later. Oh well, I'll get it next time it rolls around on the solstice.
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    I stayed up for it and I'm glad I did. As the earth's shadow overtook the last bit of light on the moon's surface, it looked more three dimensional to me than it ever has - even with a telescope. Kind of like a big orange suspended in the sky. Totally worth staying up until 2:30 AM in 20 degree weather.
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    ZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

    Yawn.....clouds....nothing but clouds.......

    400 years since the last lunar eclipse during the winter solstice and it happens to correspond with 400 years since the entire sky was covered with clouds where I live......what are the chances

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    Completely overcast here last night. No Solstice Lunar Lovins for me Some of the pictures I have seen floating the web are quite lovely though!

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    Quote Originally posted by Planit View post
    I need to look in the history books as to what happened in 1610. I'll get back to you on that.



    Peabody here, Sherman set the Wayback Machine to Dec. 21, 1610......
    So, what did you find? I'm curious what the ancients thought... but I guess 1610 doesn't go back far enough.

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    Great news everyone! The next time winter solstice and the lunar eclipse coincide will be 2094! So, for those of us who missed it, we only need to live for another 84 years to see it!

    Hmm... I wonder if I will be retired by then?

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    Quote Originally posted by Mud Princess View post
    So, what did you find? I'm curious what the ancients thought... but I guess 1610 doesn't go back far enough.
    Wikipedia didn't say alot and that's about all the research I did. The gods must have been cool with it.
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    Seriously, I'm more excited about Festivus than this stupid event.
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