Misty cloud cover kept me from viewing (and photographing) this week’s total lunar eclipse. Honestly, I was disappointed. The eclipse – which occurs when the Earth slips between a full moon and the sun, blocking sunlight from reflecting off the moon’s surface – was not only the singular eclipse this year, but it was the only one in the last 372 years to coincide with the winter solstice in the Northern Hemisphere. And the moon didn’t just fade into blackness. It blazed a beautiful orange (the hue of which depending on the amount of small particulates in the air).
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