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On Missing the Eclipse

The Northern winter solstice fell on the 21st this December, which is often the case, only this year it was accompanied by a total lunar eclipse, making for a combination that last occurred in 1638.  Not that it was anything particularly spectacular.  I’ve seen total lunar eclipses before, but I have to admit that it would have been fun to experience something that was last experienced by people in the 17th century.

I decided that in order to better avoid such blunders in the future, I would sign up for some kind of astronomy mailing list or news letter.  I haven’t done it yet, though.  In fact, I haven’t even begun searching for one.

You can find more information about the eclipse on the NASA website or through Scroogle/Google.

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