Kat's Blog

Kat's Blog

Monday, December 20, 2010

2 Events In One!

Tomorrow is the Winter Solstice. But it's also a lunar eclipse. In fact, it's the first time in 372 years the two events will coincide. The eclipse will happen first. At exactly 2:40 a.m. the eclipse will start and will go on for 72 minutes and 21 seconds. Fourteen hours later the winter solstice, marking the start of winter in the Northeast will begin.

Unlike a solar eclipse, you can watch the lunar eclipse without risking damage to your eyes. Though  given how cold it is, I'd suggest wearing a coat. For those of us who are pagan, having the eclipse on the same day as the Solstice is doubly special. So I hope you all enjoy the lunar eclipse and for those of you who are pagan, Merry Yule. May your holiday be blessed.

1 comment:

Lin said...

I will try to join you on the balcony and hopefully enjoy this special heralding of the Winter Solstice and the Yule Celebration.