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The Lunar Eclipse of a Lifetime

December 21, 2010

Early this morning (on the East Coast of the United States) I photographed a celestial phenomenon I likely won’t see again in my lifetime: a total lunar eclipse coinciding with the Winter Solstice. According to NASA, the previous such eclipse took place back in 1638 (with no record of any other one in the past 2000 years), and the next one will occur in 2094. I expect to see many more total lunar eclipses, but barring a breakthrough in medical science, never again on the longest night of the year.

Lunar Eclipse 2010

Total Lunar Eclipse

5 Comments leave one →
  1. December 21, 2010 9:49 am


  2. Sasha permalink
    December 21, 2010 10:23 am

    Avi, i am so glad that you were up and took marvelous photos of the luna eclipse. Regretfully, I slept through it.

  3. December 22, 2010 10:15 pm

    Just lovely! Thanks for staying up so that I didn’t have to!

  4. May 15, 2011 2:10 pm

    looking for an intern?? :) Your photography is amazing! Thank you for sharing.

    • May 15, 2011 8:44 pm

      Glad you like it! I don’t have an intern, but could have used a team of them to take turns manning the camera on the building rooftop. It was coooooooooold!

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