Skip to comments.Will Tuesday Be the Darkest Day in 456 Years?
Posted on 12/19/2010 11:12:44 AM PST by Red in Blue PA
Break out the flashlights. When a full lunar eclipse takes place on the shortest day of the year, the planet may just get awfully dark.
The upcoming Dec. 21 full moon -- besides distinguishing itself from the others in 2010 by undergoing a total eclipse -- will also take place on the same date as the solstice (the winter solstice if you live north of the equator, and the summer solstice if you live to the south).
Winter solstice is the shortest day of the year in the Northern Hemisphere and marks the official beginning of winter. The sun is at its lowest in our sky because the North Pole of our tilted planet is pointing away from it.
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“.....it is our calender that is off.”
Nice twist. Great concept for a new sci-fi, but there might not be anyone left to see it. ;>)
Isn't obvious to all yet? The scientific calculations are in. The result is not good.
I have noticed a trend for the past six months and it's scares the hell out of me.
Each day for the past six months has been two minutes shorter than the day before!!
If something isn't done, I predict that by March there will be 24 hours of night and the Sun disappears altogether!
Something must be done about the urgent problem of Global Darkening!!
The Science is settled! We must act now or we're doomed!!
No, it doesn't. It predicts the end of an era. They didn't get around to publishing a newer calendar that predicts the beginning of a conservative era that allows mankind to blossum and florish.
You need to contact Al Gore, immediately!
LOL, I misread you, thought you wrote break out my WEDDING gear, alrighty then.
“....the beginning of a conservative era that allows mankind to blossum and flourish.”
From your lips to God’s ears.
The Walrus and the Carpenter by Lewis Carroll.
Hey, THAT's nothin'! Check THIS out:
This year, both Groundhog Day and the State of the Union address could occur on the same day. It is an ironic juxtaposition of events: one involves a meaningless ritual in which we look to a creature of little perspective, wisdom or credibility for prognostication...while the other involves a groundhog.Yes, please DO spam your friends with it...
A lunar eclipse hides the moon. A solar eclipse hides the sun.
True, but a lunar eclipse blocks out the reflected light from the Sun, no?
Thus darkening the night, but not the day.
Anyone on watch? It’s cloudy here in the west.
cant see it here in northeast
I have an hour and a half to go.
I imagine it will be tomorrow, too. 'Til the sun sets around 5:00 p.m. anyway...