In the Night Sky

When I was a child I would go outside on Christmas Eve, breath deeply and look up into the night sky and listen… I never once saw Santa sailing by, but I swear I could hear the jingling of bells.

MoonI have always enjoyed looking at the night sky; like watching a sunset or the ocean it is the light or lack of, that makes them interesting.  Tonight, actually it will be the wee hours of tomorrow morning, we could have an opportunity to see a total eclipse of the moon. I say, we could, because we may instead see snow falling. The Lunar Eclipse will occur here between 2:30am and 4:00am on the morning of the winter solstice. How cool is that!  The last time the Lunar Eclipse coincided with the Winter Solstice was in 1638.

Follow the link to learn more.  Lunar Eclipse

Other night sky events of note, meteor showers. The Geminids have just past and the Quadrantids are just around the corner.  January 3rd at 8pm, dress warm and head to your favoritenight sky viewing spot for optimum viewing for the meteor shower known as the Quadrantids.  See the links below to find out more.

Meteor Showers