Winter Solstice Lunar Eclipse

Last night I braved the cold and the early morning hours to witness the first lunar eclipse that coincides with the winter solstice since December 21, 1638.  If you missed it, you will have to wait until 2094 for the next time it will happen on the winter solstice.  So, basically if you missed it last night you missed it for good!  Given that I fancy myself a photographer you would think that I would have had this all planned out but I actually didn’t even intend to take photos until I was outside looking at it and made a last minute decision to grab the tripod, camera and long lens.  And the resulting photos are a product of that last minute decision.  They aren’t horrible but they could have been much better.

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