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Special Full Moon Club Meeting
  • rumelrumel
    Posts: 2,492

    Thanks goes to member 'rook' for reminding us amateur Full Moon Club members about this month's very special Eclipse of the 'Full Cold Moon'. For those of us in the northern hemisphere this is a rare, once in a lifetime occurrence - An Eclipse of the Full Moon occurring on the Winter Solstice.

    As member 'Voyager' noted in his post, dig out your old copy of Eclipse by 'Pink Floyd' and enjoy this unusual event.

    Note : For those of us in North America this will actually occur in the night of Monday December 20, 2010.
  • BusterBuster
    Posts: 953
    What a time to have a house full of guests!! I will be with you in spirit though, have fun guys and Merry Christmas!
  • J4J4
    Posts: 124
    Time to rise up for the Full Moon event of the Millenium

    This particular confluence of events will not happen again our lifetimes! Full Moon. Total Lunar Eclipse. Winter Solstice.

    Tell all your friends. Spread the word in other “Forums”. It’s time to get it on!

    I have started a Full Moon Club in the forum group section. If you are curious or have participated before I encourage you all to check it out and sign up so that we can see all the folks who are going to be “out there” with us.

    Good sessions to all,

  • BadgerBadger
    Posts: 777
    And Aneros is going to make an announcement at 10:00 that same night. Coincidence?
  • darwindarwin
    Posts: 1,357
    all lunar eclipses occur on a full moon. you can think of a full lunar eclipse as being "a maximally full moon." a full moon is when the earth is on the line between the moon and the sun. an eclipse is when it is exactly on that line.

    what is unusual here is that it is so near the solstice. it is not actually on the solstice, which is December 21, 2010 at 6:38 PM ET.

    the observable effect of it being so near the solstice is that the path of the full moon through the sky will by be closest to the horizon of the whole year (except the actual solstice).

    i remember sometime in the 80s there was a full moon on the summer solstice. in that case, the full moon traces the longest path through the sky.

  • rookrook
    Posts: 1,833

    Gentlemen, Friday, March 19th we will witness a "Super Moon" (closest approach to the Earth in two decades)