My dog woke me at 2.15 am hummm, we are having a total eclipse of the moon, 1st one in almost 400 years on the winter solstice Dec 21.
The last time the two celestial events occurred within the same calendar day was long before any of our lifetimes. The year, according to Geoff Chester, public affairs officer at the U.S. Naval Observatory, was 1638. Although the solstice does not always occur on the same date each year, the date in 1638 was the same as Tuesday's - Dec. 21.
The winter solstice, which occurs afterward, is the time when the sun reaches its lowest point in the northern sky.
I did have the alarm set for 3:15 ...The absolute midpoint of the eclipse will be at 3:17 EST .... how did she know it was starting at 2:15, anyway it is way cold outside lol but cool to watch,
I went out and looked all over the sky for the moon than I seen it right above me, really dim, it is 3/4 total and at 3:15 ish I will go out again and take a pic of it in mid range full.