Once in a Lifetime…

This past Tuesday we had a LUNAR ECLIPSE which in and of itself is not a big deal. A lunar eclipse is when the earth passes directly between the sun and the moon blocking off the sun’s rays and casting a shadow over the moon that makes it appear red. There are anywhere from 0-3 lunar eclipses a year. There will be a lunar eclipse next June and December.

What made this one special is that this LUNAR ECLIPSE coincided with the WINTER SOLSTICE. (The shortest day and longest night of the year) There has been only one other occurrence over the last 2,000 years in which the winter solstice coincided with a lunar eclipse (December 21st 1638). Most of us won’t be alive to see the next time this event will occur which will be December 21st 2094.

The fact that it occurred on the WINTER SOLSTICE is that it is the PERFECT time to observe a lunar eclipse is the sun will be at it’s lowest and sky the darkest. I almost missed this lunar eclipse. I woke up at 2 AM and immediately thought about the eclipse and rushed outside. It was AWESOME!

“The Heaven’s Declare the Glory of God.” Psalm 19:1

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