Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Total Lunar Eclipse Marks First Day Of Winter Solstice

Next time a total eclipse will occur on the first day of winter solstice will occur in 2094.

The Blood Moon appeared at about 3 a.m. local time and lasted for nearly an hour. The Earth's satellite appeared red because a large part of the Sun's light filters around the edge of the Earth's shadow and illuminates the surface of the Moon in a twilight which appears red in color because of the dust and haze in the Earth's atmosphere.

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