Monday, December 20, 2010

Solstice Eclipse



12.20.2010

The last time there was a lunar eclipse on the Winter Solstice was in 1638, 372 years ago. Shortest and Darkest Day of the year and a red Moon. What could be better?

It would be cool if the weather deities would be so kind as to remove the cloud cover from the Puget Sound so we can all enjoy it. Wouldn't it.

So far, so good! :-)

Here are some pictures from my walk.


Uh Oh! Clouds coming in!

Relatively clear skies.



Huge Moon!





And more . . .





And now 9:43 pm PST (US), approximately 50 minutes before the eclipse is to start! Time to get the good camera out.

11:30 pm PST (US) and the clouds parted:











And now I have to go to sleep. WAY Past My Bedtime!

2 comments:

Slomohusky said...

cool! of all places as well to see it - Seattle. I was trying to place the nieghborhood? it likes like south of Northgate maybe? Maple Leaf?

Slomohusky said...

Merry Christmas!