Tonight starting around 11:00 p.m. marks the start of a full lunar eclipse. Tomorrow is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day and longest night of the year, celebrated by many earth-centered religions. Want to learn more about these phenomena and how people celebrate the Solstice?
- Total Eclipses: Science, Observations, Myths, and Legends, Pierre Guillermier and Serge Koutchmy
- Cosmic Phenomena, Gabriele Vanin
- The Planets, Dava Sobel (a personal favorite about the science and mythology surrounding our solar system)
- The Pagan Book of Days: A Guide to the Festivals, Traditions, and Sacred Days of the Year, Nigel Pennick
- The Winter Solstice: The Sacred Traditions of Christmas, John and Caitlin Matthews
- Yule: A Celebration of Light and Warmth, Dorothy Morrison
- The Return of the Light: Twelve Tales from Around the World for Winter Solstice, Carolyn McVickar Edwards
- And here is NASA's page on the lunar eclipse
Enjoy watching the moon tonight and the return of the light tomorrow!