This morning there was a total lunar eclipse as the Earth cast a shadow on the moon and I didn’t get to see it. Why? Because of our bloody weather. For the past few nights we have had absolutely clear skies and plunging temperatures. What happened last night? It went cloudy and by this morning North Wales was covered in a blanket of cloud.
The eclipse, also known as a selenelion is a rare cosmic event and co-incidentally took place on the day of the winter solstice – as the full moon made its way through the Earth’s shadow at 6.32am. The total eclipse began at 7.40am, reaching its maximum at 8.17am, and ended at 8.53am.
- Winter Solstice Will See A Lunar Eclipse (news.sky.com)
- Solstice is marked by Lunar Eclipse (xeniagreekmuslimah.wordpress.com)
- “Rare Total Lunar Eclipse Coincides With Winter Solstice” and related posts (hawaiireporter.com)
- Lunar eclipse and winter solstice to coincide for first time in 372 years (guardian.co.uk)
- Lunar eclipse, winter solstice set for Tuesday – Washington Post (news.google.com)
- Red Moon: Lunar eclipse makes memorable solstice (newsinfo.inquirer.net)
- Winter Solstice Coincides With Lunar Eclipse December 2010 (nowpublic.com)
- ‘Tis the season for space eclipses (photoblog.msnbc.msn.com)
- Gaia News & Events ~ Meditation on Dec 20 for Full Moon Lunar Eclipse on Solstice Dec. 21 2010 (gaiaminute.wordpress.com)