Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Dragon Eats Moon

Total lunar eclipse last night, first one that happened on the solstice around here since the 1600's, so they say.

It was raining on and off at my house, but the clouds cleared enough so that the moon was visible part of the time, and pretty much straight overhead. Got a good look at about two-thirds coverage, and during totality, when the moon was a kind of muddy orange. I've seen better, but also (haven't) seen worse. 

If you are an astronomer, first-hand views of the night sky might be found elsewhere most of the time. 

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