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Did You See the Total Lunar Eclipse on Winter Solstice? Here's a Photo!

By MariaLianos |

total lunar eclipse on winter solstice 2010

Actual photo of the total lunar eclipse on winter solstice 2010

Did you watch or miss the total lunar eclipse on the winter solstice?

I am very disappointed I forgot to set my alarm to wake up and watch this historic event!

A total lunar eclipse was visible across North America Monday night on the longest night of the year.

It was the first time a lunar eclipse has fallen on the winter solstice since 1638!  And the next one won’t come around again until 2094. 

The full moon was be darkened by the shadow of the earth as it passes between the moon and the sun.  December 21 is also the winter solstice, the longest night of the year, after which the days will begin to grow longer

Total eclipse began at 11:41 p.m. PST on Monday, or 2:41 a.m. EST on Tuesday.  NASA recommended 3:17 a.m. EST (12:17 am PST), to get the best view.

Did you see it?

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About MariaLianos



Maria Lianos is a mom of two and Publisher/Editor of her online magazine for moms, A Mother World. She contributed to Babble’s Famecrawler blog, and currently works as the Online Editor for Social Media for Parents Canada Magazine. Maria has a Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada.

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