Monday, December 20, 2010

Winter Solstice - December Moon

Wow!  Full red moon on Winter Solstice.

Plus.... the first lunar eclipse occurring on Solstice since 1638 (thanks for the heads-up Giulia).... or   1554, depending on who's counting...

The eclipse starts around 1:30 a.m. in Toronto; the full moon officially clocks in around 8:15 a.m.

Thinking of different Christmas tunes naming moons, two oldies come to mind:
    • and Good King Wenceslas, whose melody is based on a 13th century spring carol, with the words penned in the 1800s.


Giulia said...


The Clever Pup said...

Love Loreena. We listened to her version of Good King Wenceslas while I was trimming the tree. I couldn't stay up to see the moon. When my son gets up I'll ask him how it went.

Diane said...

I woke up at 1:30 and then again at 3:15... it was a beautiful site! And then at 7 a.m. it wasn't red but absolutely gorgeous.