Sunday, December 19, 2010
I just found out today that tomorrow night's total Lunar eclipse will also coincide with the Winter Solstice and it's the first time in 456 years. That's kind of neat, isn't it? I plan on going outside and viewing for a while if the sky is clear around here. For those of us on the east coast of the US, it will take place starting at 1:33 am. Another thing is that the moon will appear as a coppery red color instead of being totally obliterated by the shadow of the earth. This is because, according to NASA, the only sunlight visible is refracted through the Earth's atmosphere.