Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Racing With the Winter Solstice Lunar Eclipse


I didn't stay up to watch the eclipse last night, but I hear the weather cooperated, and the viewing, at least around here, was great. Quite the event and the only total lunar eclipse to fall on the Winter Solstice since the Sixteenth Century, which gives it a kind of mystical cachet.  

So here I am at 6am with my morning coffee in hand, surfing for photos and videos to share and grateful that after today, the darkness will stop increasing and the light will begin to return.  I can feel those warm spring breezes in my heart.

The photo above was my alltime personal fave-- kinda spooky and something for the Illuminati crowd.  Here are a few more wonderful shots of the 2010 Winter Solstice Lunar Eclipse, fresh from the web

What did we ever do before the internet?

Here's an amazing shot of the eclipse shot by journalist Jim MacMillan in Philadelphia. Check out his comments on his website or follow him like I do on Twitter. @JimMacMIllan

Here's a wonderful shot of the eclipse seen through the supports of theVerrazano-Narrows Bridge between the Brooklyn and Staten Island  For more fabulous photos check out the source of this one at:  http://www.businessinsider.com/lunar-eclipse-pictures-2010-12#ixzz18kGkR5rY

Lunar Eclipse, 3:54 AM EST

This photo is from New Jersey and is part of a stunning  series by Dendroica cerulea on Flickr,which you can view  here

The progression of the eclipse in Brazil, taken from the Flickr photostream of  Paz  Leonel .

And last but not least,  for those of you who missed the real thing-- check out this  streaming snippet from YouTube to let you know what was going on the heavens while you were sleeping. 

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