Lunar Eclipse Not On Solstice:
Whatever significance we may wish to give to the Lunar Eclipse it has passed and is over by 13 Hours, before the solstice. Precise Astronomical measurements make the observed timing of both the Eclipse and the Solstice possible, but that precise timing also denies the Media sensationalism surrounding these astronomical events.
Lunar eclipse on winter solstice first in 372 years
Eclipse timeline (all times in Eastern Time):
* 1:33 a.m. — Partial eclipse begins
* 2:41 a.m. — Total eclipse begins
* 3:53 am — Total eclipse ends
* 5:01 am — Partial eclipse ends
The Solstice happens at 06:30: PM: on the evening of the 21st. The Lunar Eclipse is well over by the time the Winter Solstice arrives. 13:Hours and 29: Minutes is a very long time in Astronomy and Astrology.