As soon as I found out that a Total Lunar Eclipse would occur on the Winter’s Solstice, and not only that but this is something that has not been seen on Earth since 1638 (yes, that’s 372 years ago!) I decided that I just had to watch it! So I stayed up late (not that hard, actually, if you know me at all) and braved the 20 degree cold night air and gusty winds outside my balcony to get pictures of it! I can’t say that the Total Lunar Eclipse one turned out as well as I had hoped because, as it turns out, the gusty winds moved my tripod a tiny little bit and the pictures blurred a bit. But still, some of the pictures turned out well enough and it’s too cold to try and brave that again, LOL!
Is that awesome or what? I love that I was able to watch it and think about the fact that the last people to watch this happen were alive more than 300 years ago. Wow. Makes one think, no? Did any of you watch it? Were you as impressed by it as I was? Or am I just really easily impressed? 😉
Happy Winter’s Solstice everyone! Hope you stay warm on this the shortest day of the year (although if you are in the Southern Hemisphere I’ll instead say stay cool on this the longest day of the year).