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Lunar Eclipse Not On Solstice:

December 21, 2010

Lunar Eclipse 2010:12:21

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.

At The Winter Solstice The Earth In The Northern Hemisphere Is At The Extreme Of Its Tilt Away From The Sun. Hence The Longest Night

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2 Comments
  1. James Hoagland permalink
    December 22, 2010 12:43 AM

    Thanks for the info and the picture! I was feeling some inner peace and I was associating it with the eclipse but then it just may been my subjective experience.

  2. joyrjw permalink
    December 22, 2010 4:32 AM

    I saw something like this on front page of MSN.com ,but I have a program (ZET)that says that it falls today. I live in Southern California. Would it make that much a difference as opposed to Eastern Time? Would it make a difference in my chart? I have a learning disability with numbers so I ask that you please forgive my ignorance.

    I’m using sidereal Fagan-Bradley here in ZET…

    21.12.2010 0:13:27 GMT-8 4°26’52″Gem Full Moon Total Lunar Eclipse

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