A lunar eclipse is visible from North America early Tuesday morning. Melissa Bell set up the event as well: The moon passes through Earth’s shadow early Tuesday morning on the east coast, turning a dark red. Normally, the moon is illuminated by the sun, but Earth will be cut by this light source for a few hours, creating a ghostly apparition moon in the night sky.
The partial eclipse will begin at 1:33 Eastern, and the total eclipse will last 2:41 to 3:53 The partial eclipse will end at 5:01. A total lunar eclipse is said to have occurred in 2007. It’s really a major event of the lunar eclipse, in December 2010 on the winter solstice, to be held only in 2094, and truly spectacular views as well. With Christmas 2010 around the corner, it is certainly an important event.
The lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth covers the sunlight hitting the moon. It is a wonderful celestial spectacle for fans. The eclipse began Monday around midnight and lasted until Tuesday morning. At the same time, the winter solstice is an annual phenomenon. It occurs when the Sun is at its great distance from the Earth naturally resulting in a dark Tuesday. Many consider the winter solstice as the official start of the winter season each year.
The last time the solstice coincided with a total lunar eclipse on the day schedule was long before all of our lives, experts say. The year, said Geoff Chester, public affairs officer at the U.S. Naval Observatory, was 1638 (Starhawk, a prominent Wiccan, told the Washington Post in an article that the two events did not coincide since 1544).
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