Saturday, December 25, 2010
Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Photo courtesy of my marine biologist niece, Dianna, in South Carolina tonight!
Solstice occurs at 6:38pm EST.
The total lunar eclipse is occurring from around 1:00am to 5:00am EST, with absolute midpoint at 3:17am. The last time this occurred on the day of the solstice was 21 December 1638. The next time will be 21 December 2094. Fascinating that it's always on the 21st when this happens.
More here: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/12/20/AR2010122006447.html