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Howdy folks, hopefully the rain will calm down and give us a clear sky in the next day or two, but I'm thinking it's probably wishful thinking... Anyway if it does break, here is a good chance to check out a Lunar Eclipse. Details as follows:

RARE LUNAR ECLIPSE: The lunar eclipse of Dec. 21st falls on the same date as the northern winter solstice. Is this rare? It is indeed, according to Geoff Chester of the US Naval Observatory, who inspected a list of eclipses going back 2000 years. "Since Year 1, I can only find one previous instance of an eclipse matching the same calendar date as the solstice, and that is Dec. 21, 1638," says Chester. "Fortunately we won't have to wait 372 years for the next one...that will be on Dec. 21, 2094."

WHEN TO LOOK: The total eclipse lasts more than an hour from 02:41 am to 03:53 am EST on Tuesday morning, Dec. 21st. Any time within that interval is a good time to look. For other time zones, consult Shadow & Substance's animated eclipse.

www.spaceweather.com

Enjoy, Jason. ;)

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Aloha Jason,

Got my notification from friends in Hawaii who will be getting a better view than us. Hopefully I can get some pics from some of them so I can post it on the forum. Me, I intend on going out to Temple bar area away from the lights so I can get a better view. Already called in sick to work!:shhhhh:

Aloha and Mele Kalikimaka and a Hauoli Makahiki Hou!

Stan aka Ka'imi

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