Last night’s total lunar eclipse was only the second lunar eclipse to coincide with the Winter Solstice in the Common Era. The Winter Solstice is the shortest solar day of the year, marking the first day of Winter. Think about all the things that have to fall into place for this to happen: A full moon happens once a month. The Winter Solstice happens only once a year. Total lunar eclipses happen in clusters about every 3-4 years. For all of those to happen on the same night… the planets were (literally) aligned! I’m almost inclined to check my horoscope. 🙂 As a Cancer, my ruling planet is the moon, so I’m sure it means something.
Here on the East Coast, the eclipse started after midnight, and reached totality just after 3 am. Here are my favorites: