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Winter Solstice 2010, Dec. 21, is the shortest day of the year. The 2010 Winter Solstice comes with a double dose of astrological significance. There is both a full moon and a full eclipse on during this year's solstice


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Rosemary R (642)
Tuesday December 21, 2010, 10:55 am
Winter Solstice 2010, Dec. 21, is the shortest day of the year. The 2010 Winter Solstice comes with a double dose of astrological significance. There is both a full moon and a full eclipse on during this year’s solstice.

Significance of Winter Solstice 2010
Winter Solstice 2010 is an important day for a variety of astrological, social, and religious reasons. Winter Solstice is the shortest day of the year, the day that the sun appears for the least amount of time. The tilt of the planet and shape of the orbit around the sun creates a very dark day. Many world religions celebrate Winter Solstice or the time around it as the returning of the sun and “rebirth” of the seasons because the days begin to get longer after Winter Solstice.

Winter Solstice 2010 full moon
The 2010 Winter Solstice is an astrologically significant solstice for several reasons. The 2010 Winter Solstice is a full moon, which last happened in 1999 and before that in 1980. Because the date of the Solstice is not determined by the state of the moon, the full moon does not happen on the Winter Solstice very often. This makes the date of the 2010 Winter Solstice especially significant.

Winter Solstice 2010 eclipse
The 2010 Winter Solstice is not only a full moon, but it is also a full eclipse. This is when the Earth passes between the sun and the moon, hiding the sunlight and casting a shadow over the moon. Starting at 1:33 a.m. Eastern Standard Time Tuesday, the Winter Solstice Eclipse will cast an amber/red shadow over the moon, rather than an entirely black shadow that will block out the moon The eclipse is considered full at 2:41 a.m. Eastern Standard Time on Tuesday, Dec. 21. The best view of the full eclipse will be about 3:17 a.m. EST on the Winter Solstice. The last time the Winter Solstice saw a lunar eclipse was in 1378, 632 years ago.

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I was up until about 4 a.m. watching the lulnar eclipse ... my breath seemed suspended in the cold crisp silence ... i offered prayers with many thoughts rising about what 'it yet to come' ... then i realized that just
'being here now' is all that matters!
So to each friend i offer my embrace of good will and many glad tidings of Joy ... Thank You for being here : )

Cristi Sturgill (15)
Tuesday December 21, 2010, 12:23 pm
What a beautiful picture.

Penelope P (222)
Tuesday December 21, 2010, 6:29 pm
Actually Astrologically the eclipse can mean a lot of reshuffling for most astrological signs and some rather bad luck-If the astrological expert I consult is right-It has to do with the Uranus -Saturn opposition now taking place

Stephanie Isemann (124)
Tuesday December 21, 2010, 7:20 pm
Beautiful picture. Somebody said there was a lunar eclipse a few summers ago, but I never saw it.

Kate K. (0)
Tuesday December 21, 2010, 8:44 pm
There was a lunar eclipse last night...And it was the first time I actually cursed the rain clouds. I wanted to see it so bad!

. (0)
Wednesday December 22, 2010, 2:54 am
Same for me, I wanted to watch but I ended up watching snow snow snow

Kerrie G (116)
Wednesday December 22, 2010, 6:00 am
Yes, it was snowing up the road a few days ago, and it's summer over here in Australia!

Shaheen N (64)
Wednesday December 22, 2010, 9:30 am
Did not see the lunar eclipse, thanks Rosemary, for the beautiful picture.

Melody Aragorn (135)
Wednesday December 22, 2010, 10:46 am
Thank you Rosemary...

Robert O (12)
Wednesday December 22, 2010, 12:34 pm
Thanks Rosemary.

Emily A (8)
Wednesday December 22, 2010, 7:44 pm
I missed it, but thanks anyway ;)

Abo r (107)
Tuesday January 11, 2011, 2:43 pm
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