Depending on where you are in which wee hours of the morning Tuesday, December 21 (or late December 20 Pacific time), you’ll have an opportunity to see a lunar eclipse. And the fact that it coincides with the solstice? Bonus. You’ll have to wait another 456 years to see this combination again.
If the viewing is good you’ll see that during the peak of the eclipse, the moon will be golden. This is the merged effect of all the sunrises and sunsets on Earth casting onto the moon. Check you local listings for the show.
Image credit: Mr. Eclipse/Fred Espanack, www.mreclipse.com.
By the way, do any of you readers garden by the light of the moon or follow certain planting practices according to phases of the moon? Do share in the comment section.
Nancy R. Peck