Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Lunar eclipse

Winter Solstice Lunar Eclipse from William Castleman on Vimeo.

I was up at 0330hrs this morning but the view of the lunar eclipse was blocked by cloud cover. I could see the star on Signal Hill but that was about it.

Thankfully William Castleman was up and around with a good view.

Mariners have always kept an eye to the sky and this event was well known even in the 1600's. Remarkably it last occurred on December 21st in 1638 according to those who follow these things and won't occur again until 2094.

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