O Holy Night

Tonight we get a rare confluence of a total lunar eclipse occurring precisely during the winter solstice and which will enable a better view of the Ursid meteor shower. While it may come as a shock to note that this is the first day of winter, you should also know that any astronomical observations may be hampered by the earth's weather in your location.

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I thought of that yesterday

while making tracks up at Bogus. "Last day (well, 2nd to last, but I'm not going today) of fall riding."

I guess I was also thinking about how the Xtians hijacked all our lovely solstice holiday traditions. Maybe Dr. Seuss could write a story about that for us.

Earth's weather

in my location allowed no viewing. In such nothern climes we must settle for the occasional northern lights that occasionally manage to come our way....