The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #134352   Message #3055087
Posted By: open mike
16-Dec-10 - 05:14 PM
Thread Name: 1st solstice/lunar eclipse in 500 years
Subject: 1st solstice/lunar eclipse in 456 years
oops meant this to be below the line...
(unless there are any songs about it??)

http://www.montrealgazette.com/technology/Winter+solstice+coincide+with+lunar+eclipse+first+time+years/3987545/story.html

www.almanac.com
http://www.almanac.com/content/sky-watch-december-2010

An exceptional total eclipse of the Moon is visible throughout North America very early on the 21st ET (and begins on the 20th PT). The partial eclipse begins at 1:32 A.M., with totality starting at 2:40 A.M. Winter arrives the same day, with the solstice at 6:38 P.M.

see also NASA, Space Weather and other sites for more info.