I’m really interested in this astronomical event, as it is very rare. The last time a lunar eclipse happened on the day of a solstice (first day of winter for the Northern Hemisphere) was 372 years ago, in 1638.
The lunar eclipse will be visible from 1:33 to 5:01 a.m. ET Tuesday, with the total eclipse starting at about 2:41 a.m., according to NASA. (source: CNN)
It’s absolutely beautiful outside this evening. I went for a walk and took a few pictures. The sky is amazingly clear. Sadly, not all of my pictures are fit to show, but I did capture a couple of interesting pre-eclipse shots. I hope I’ll be able to snap an image or two of the eclipse. I get pretty tired after 11:00 pm, so I’m not promising anything!
- Watch Total Lunar Eclipse December 2010 Online Tonight (techie-buzz.com)
- 2010′s total lunar eclipse is tonight (salon.com)
Well, I actually did it. I stayed up and watched the lunar eclipse. Here are the images that are presentable. I took a zillion. I wasn’t sure how to shoot this event. Anyhow…hopefully, you’ll see the change in the moon’s appearance. I’m glad my neighbors could not see me. They already know I have multiple cats and if they saw me taking pictures of a lunar eclipse on the winter solstice…well, they might just think I’m a little spooky.
Here is a time lapse video of the event. Awesome!