Discussion in 'Black People Open Forum' started by jamesfrmphilly, Dec 20, 2010.
I also saw on yahoo a couple of days ago that in addition to this lunar eclipse, there is suppose to be another meteor shower tonight or early morning as well coming from some ancient asteroid, not a usual exploded comet.
The universe is lining up!--for something spectacular, IMO.
This is what Yahoo reported a couple of days ago...
Meteor Shower and Total Lunar Eclipse to Wow Skywatchers This Month
Skywatchers, grab your blankets. December's night sky spectacular will feature the best meteor shower of 2010 as well as the only total lunar eclipse of the year -- sights that should outshine any New Year's Eve fireworks display in terms of sheer wonder...on the night of Dec. 13. But anyone in North America who skips the total lunar eclipse on the night of Dec. 20 will be missing what promises to be the best lunar eclipse show until April 2014.
…Most meteor showers are caused by fragments of old comets scattered along a comet's orbit...The Geminid shower is unique in being associated not with a comet, but with an asteroid called 3200 Phaethon...
…The December holiday sky show doesn't end with the Geminid meteor shower. On the nights of Dec. 20 and Dec. 21, parts of four continents will be treated to a total eclipse of the moon — the only one to occur in 2010.
the end is near.......
LOL..this sounds cool... wonder would i be able to see it from here..
A new beginning is near
OTTAWA — This year's winter solstice — an event that will occur next Tuesday — will coincide with a full lunar eclipse in a union that hasn't been seen in 456 years.
The celestial eccentricity holds special significance for spiritualities that tap into the energy of the winter solstice, the shortest day of the year and a time that is associated with the rebirth of the sun.
"It's a ritual of transformation from darkness into light," says Nicole Cooper, a high priestess at Toronto's Wiccan Church of Canada. "It's the idea that when things seem really bleak, (it) is often our biggest opportunity for personal transformation.
"The idea that the sun and the moon are almost at their darkest at this point in time really only further goes to hammer that home."
Cooper said Wiccans also see great significance in the unique coupling of the masculine energy of the sun and the feminine energy of the moon — transformative energies that she plans to incorporate into the church's winter-solstice rituals.
Since the last time an eclipse and the winter solstice happened simultaneously was just under five centuries years ago, Cooper said she wasn't familiar with any superstitions or mythologies associated with it.
Instead, she said, they can only be interpreted personally.
"Wiccans don't think of things as being good or evil — they just are. Our experience of them makes them positive or negative for us."
The winter solstice also played an important role in Greco-Roman rituals.
"It's seen as a time of rebirth or renewal because, astrologically, it's a time where the light comes back," said Shane Hawkins, a professor of Greek and Roman studies at Carleton University in Ottawa.
Read more: http://www.montrealgazette.com/life...+first+years/3983582/story.html#ixzz18fh6Y25q
I am a Believer.
But it's already too late for some braves souls who boldly go where even angels fear to tread...they have no fear...
This has a visibility map and other info. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/December_2010_lunar_eclipse
To all those who are going about transformation in cyclical procession of the heavenly bodies - peace be with you.
A total lunar eclipse will take place on December 20/21, 2010. It will be visible after midnight Eastern Standard Time on December 21 in North and South America. The beginning of the total eclipse will be visible from northern Europe just before sunrise. The end of the total eclipse will be visible rising at sunset for Japan and northeastern Asia, it also appears very visible to the Philippines just after sunset (as in a partial lunar eclipse). It will be the first total lunar eclipse in almost 3 years, the last being on February 20, 2008. 
It is the second of two lunar eclipses in 2010. The first was a partial lunar eclipse on June 26, 2010. It will be the first total lunar eclipse to occur on the day of the Winter Solstice since 1638, and only the second in the Common Era.
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