Winter Solstice Lunar Eclipse

December 21, 2010

miscellaneous, winter

Did you hear about the lunar eclipse last night? It was a unique event, because it occurred on the winter solstice (the shortest day of the year). Unfortunately, I missed it (I actually do try to see these astronomical events, I think they are amazing!), but someone made a very cool video of it! I’m glad some folks broke out their super cameras– this video is so clear it’s almost like you are there, watching it with your own eyes. The video is best played in full screen mode– SO impressive!

After watching an eclipse I have to wonder if people really did believe in the “Flat Earth” theory. I mean, all you have to do is watch an eclipse to see that this isn’t so. I don’t know where the idea came from, I’ve only heard insinuations that folks back in the Dark Ages believed it, just like they believed that maggots sprang from meat left on the butcher’s butcher block table, or that scientists could turn lead into gold. :S

Anyway, eclipses are cool. I hope you liked the video!

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3 Responses to “Winter Solstice Lunar Eclipse”

  1. Marg Says:

    That is a great video. Thanks for showing it to us. Very interesting. We sure wish you some very Happy Holidays.

  2. lin Says:

    That was cool! Thanks for posting so that I didn’t have to get up in the middle of the night. 😉

    Merry Christmas, Rebecca, to you and everyone at your place! I hope your holiday is relaxing. 🙂

    • Mrs. Mecomber Says:

      Yes, I was VERY grateful that someone videotaped it for me. I think the guy was in Florida. There was no way I’d stay up from 1am to 4am in 2 degree temps to see an eclipse!