Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Total Eclipse of the Moon

Last night presented an ultra-rare treat for astronomy lovers or just for anyone lucky to be up late at night. Not only was there a total lunar eclipse beginning at about 12:30am EST, but the eclipse coincided with the arrival of the winter solstice for the first time in 372 years. The moon moved into the earth's shadow, causing a lunar eclipse visible to anyone in North America. Relive the magic or check out what you missed.

Shooting from Gainesville, Florida, William Castleman created the above time-lapse video of last night’s eclipse, condensing the lunar action from 1:10 AM EST to 5:03 AM EST into 2 minutes.

Winter Solstice Lunar Eclipse from William Castleman on Vimeo.


Amy said...

So glad you shared this, because unfortunately I missed out! But now I get to relive it thanks to you :)
Hope your week is going great darling!

Jude said...

This was incredible - thank you for sharing! (I tried to stay up but just couldn't keep my eyes open :))


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