Winter Solstice

December 16, 2010 at 6:03 pm Leave a comment

From the Examiner,

There will be a total lunar eclipse visible from all of North America during the night of December 20/21, 2010. For most stargazers it will be visible on the morning of December 21; however in some time zones it will start late in the night on December 20 and end after midnight early on December 21. The eclipse times are given in the standard North American times zones and in universal time.

Eastern Standard Time:

•Penumbral eclipse begins 12:29 AM EST
•Partial eclipse begins 1:33 AM EST
•Total eclipse begins 2:41 AM EST
•Greatest eclipse 3:17 AM EST
•Total eclipse ends 3:53 AM EST
•Partial eclipse ends 5:01 AM EST
•Penumbral eclipse ends 6:05 AM EST
Central Standard Time:

•Penumbral eclipse begins 11:29 PM CST
•Partial eclipse begins 12:33 AM CST
•Total eclipse begins 1:41 AM CST
•Greatest eclipse 2:17 AM CST
•Total eclipse ends 2:53 AM CST
•Partial eclipse ends 4:01 AM CST
•Penumbral eclipse ends 5:05 AM CST
Mountain Standard Time:

•Penumbral eclipse begins 10:29 PM MST
•Partial eclipse begins 11:33 PM MST
•Total eclipse begins 12:41 AM MST
•Greatest eclipse 1:17 AM MST
•Total eclipse ends 1:53 AM MST
•Partial eclipse ends 3:01 AM MST
•Penumbral eclipse ends 4:05 AM MST
Pacific Standard Time:

•Penumbral eclipse begins 9:29 PM PST
•Partial eclipse begins 10:33 PM PST
•Total eclipse begins 11:41 PM PST
•Greatest eclipse 12:17 AM PST
•Total eclipse ends 12:53 AM PST
•Partial eclipse ends 2:01 AM PST
•Penumbral eclipse ends 3:05 AM PST
The Universal Time (UT) of the eclipse will be:

•Penumbral eclipse begins 5:29 UT
•Partial eclipse begins 6:33 UT
•Total eclipse begins 7:41 UT
•Greatest eclipse 8:17 UT
•Total eclipse ends 8:53 UT
•Partial eclipse ends 10:01 UT
•Penumbral eclipse ends 11:05 UT
The early and late penumbral parts of the eclipse will be very hard to observe. The average stargazer will not see anything until the partial eclipse begins.

Dress warmly and enjoy a total lunar eclipse on the winter solstice”

It should be a beautiful night and I want to go out in observe the winter solstice. However, finding people is the primary issues. Perhaps, we can get a group of people and doing some hiking in Orange Country around Winter Solstice.

It is a once of a lifetime event and also is very spiritual experience as well.

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