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Thread #134352   Message #3060467
Posted By: Donuel
24-Dec-10 - 12:45 AM
Thread Name: 1st solstice/lunar eclipse in 500 years
Subject: RE: 1st solstice/lunar eclipse in 500 years
It was crisp and cold with a sky so clear you could see the Milky way. My 10 year old and I went out a couple times to see the deep orange dark circle on the moon and came in for hot chocolate, which was the highlight.

It does not compare to the full lunar eclipse of May 1975 when I saw an impact take place just beyond the upper left hand horizon of the moon. One big shower of dust followed by a puny little after explosion. I had a piece of jewelry commisioned for that event. The gold ring had a full moon made of bronze with a sliver of white gold.
The bronze would get very dark but would shine right back up with buffing.