Monday, December 20, 2010

Solstice!

And an eclipse as well!  A lunar eclipse, though it will begin well after midnight.  But that's when our snowstorm is supposed to end, so maybe some night owls will be able to see it.  Since my soul was apparently born somewhere off the west coast, it's quite possible that I'll be up.

I'm not sure who these people are - the article appears to have been translated from Chinese - but they say:
The NASA has recently reported that this is the first time an eclipse has coincided with a solstice since December 21, 1638. And next occurrence will be until 2094. The most spectacular in the sky does not end there because the Ursids meteor shower will also take place.
The Universe is being very entertaining tonight.

5 comments:

T. F. Stern said...

Here in Houston we'd primed our Scout Troop for the eclipse; but the clouds rolled in and you couldn't see anything.

As for the Solstice, my wife said we could no longer run around outside on the front lawn in the all-together and guzzle mass quantities of spirits.

truebluegal said...

It's almost 35 degrees here, but yeah, still too cold for a lil nakkie dancing in the moonlight. Or, moondark? This here is silly weather for Illinois.

Al said...

Are Finns the only people who own saunas?

Tef said...

Was that you howling to the moon last night?

Al said...

Did you hear that? From there, or are you traveling?