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On December 21st around 2:30 AM to 4:00 AM (US Eastern Standard Time) there will be a full Lunar Eclipse that will make the Moon appear red.

The last time this particular event occured during a winter solstice WAS IN 1638!

I just wanted to inform 10F about this one-shot event and hope you all (or most can see this).
It really should be a sight to behold if the weather is clear where one is.





P.S. Sorry about taking up another thread spot in 10F...I just thought this could be an important thing to some people seeing that it is an extremely rare occurance; after Dec. 22/23(ish) you can let this thread die if you all wish it).
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# 2
12-20-2010, 05:50 PM
I hope to go out tonight and see this. Hope it won't be cloudy. I'ma gonna take ou Minolta 35mm out and attempt to get pics if ain't too cloudy
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# 3
12-20-2010, 05:59 PM
The last time it occurred on the winter solstice was in 1638, not the last time a Lunar eclipse occurred. We get from 0 to 2 Lunar eclipses a year.

Looks like clouds in my area. I want get to a nice picture of it in sequence from its phases.
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# 4
12-20-2010, 06:05 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Xenor-Nyiad View Post
On December 21st around 2:30 AM to 4:00 AM (US Eastern Standard Time) there will be a full Lunar Eclipse that will make the Moon appear red.

The last time this event occured WAS IN 1638!
Ummm I think the thing that makes it so rare is that it's occurring on the Solstice -- the shortest/longest day of the year depending on what hemisphere you're in. Here is a wiki just for this event.
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# 5
12-20-2010, 11:15 PM
I'm startin to think I'm not gonna be able to capture shots of this. There's snow on the weather radar for us and I'm cold....
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# 6
12-20-2010, 11:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Captain_Zero
I'm startin to think I'm not gonna be able to capture shots of this. There's snow on the weather radar for us and I'm cold....
Same here, pity really
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# 7
12-21-2010, 12:41 AM
I went out to look with hopes of getting pictures, but it had clouded over and I couldn't see a thing.
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# 8
12-21-2010, 03:59 AM
Damn clouds. I'm not sure if I'll reach my 424th birthday.
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# 9
12-21-2010, 04:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Darren_Kitlor
Damn clouds. I'm not sure if I'll reach my 424th birthday.
Can't we just give you some nanoprobes?

And yes, too cloudy here in Birmingham UK. Every bit of sky was dark blue.
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# 10
12-21-2010, 04:18 AM
Full Lunar eclipses occur pretty frequently, like one in every 1-3 years. They look the same on each particular date so if you missed this one, you may catch the next full Lunar eclipse on 2011 June 15. It is fun for the first-second time, after that it gets kinda boring.
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