Lunar Spectacular: Simultaneous Total Lunar Eclipse and Winter Solstice

If you missed the total lunar eclipse on Dec. 21 see it here at Pawpro Media.  Pawpro stayed up to see the simultaneous astronomical events of a total lunar eclipse on the Winter Solstice, which hasn’t occurred since the 17th Century–372 year ago.  This footage was shot just outside of Washington, DC.

In 2010, there was also a partial lunar eclipse back on June 26.  If you’re interested in astronomy and have an iPad or iPhone, we recommend the app pUniverse on iTunes.  For novices it offers a GPS driven virtual sky which graphically maps the night’s constellations based on the direction you hold up your iPad.  No more guessing whether you have identified the correct star.  The more experienced astronomer will appreciate the Astronomy News feature which highlights upcoming stargazing events.  Get the Polaris out of here!

Click to see Lunar Eclipse Footage

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