The December 2010 Lunar Eclipse
My husbuddy set the alarm at 3:15 a.m. so that we could watch the lunar eclipse under way. We donned our robes and slippers and stepped onto our second floor deck–the sky was spectacularly lit with a multitude of stars clearly visible, a terrific opening for the main event. I don’t have a terrific telephoto lens, nor is my camera great at taking night photos, but we witnessed a lunar eclipse on the Winter Solstice–like one that occurred 372 years ago in A.D. 1638
- Galileo Explains Principles of Falling Bodies
- Ottomans Lay Siege to Bagdhad
- John Harvard Dies
- The Battle of Rheinfelden
- The Glasgow Assembly Votes to Abolish Episcopacy from the Scottish Church
- Posthumous Publication of Francis Goodwin’s The Man On the Moon
and one that will not occur again for some time. So I felt honored to be able to witness the eclipse on such a beautiful morning palette.
I wished that I could have witnessed the entire eclipse, but I knew that in a few hours I would have had to get up for school. Next time . . .
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