Dec. 21, 2010: Total Lunar Eclipse, Winter Solstice, Two Years Until ‘End’ Of Mayan Calendar

This coming Tuesday could be quite interesting: in addition to the many winter solstice festivals carried out throughout the northern hemisphere, this year’s solstice also coincides with a total lunar eclipse for the first time in 456 years. The eclipse will be the first in three years and should be visible throughout North America and some of Europe. Look for the moon to appear pink — that is if you don’t have cloud cover and heavy snow.

This diagram shows how the moon appears reddish orange during a lunar eclipse. Source: Raycluster (CC)

This diagram shows how the moon appears reddish orange during a lunar eclipse. Source: Raycluster (CC)

For those taking note, December 21, 2010 also marks two years remaining in the countdown to the end of the 5,125 year Mayan Long Count Calendar, which famously ends on the winter solstice of 2012.

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  • http://dptlc.blogspot.com/ DmpstrBaby

    Lazy ass Mayan that didn’t keep their calendar going for more than 2000 years!

  • http://dptlc.blogspot.com/ Mr.Phallus

    Lazy ass Mayan that didn’t keep their calendar going for more than 2000 years!

  • Goose

    No, it’s not that they were lazy, they just ran out of space on the circle they were writing on

  • Goose

    No, it’s not that they were lazy, they just ran out of space on the circle they were writing on

  • oman28

    I hope this Mayan thing is less of a fizzer than the millenium bug

  • Anonymous

    I hope this Mayan thing is less of a fizzer than the millenium bug

  • Anonymous

    I hope this Mayan thing is less of a fizzer than the millenium bug

  • Anonymous

    I hope this Mayan thing is less of a fizzer than the millenium bug

  • Ironaddict06

    For those interested in seeing the lunar eclipse-you will want to be outside about 12:30 am central standard time.

  • Ironaddict06

    For those interested in seeing the lunar eclipse-you will want to be outside about 12:30 am central standard time.

  • Hadrian999

    great 2 more years of crappy disaster movies

  • Hadrian999

    great 2 more years of crappy disaster movies

  • Potter

    Does this mean I need to get another calendar?

  • Potter

    Does this mean I need to get another calendar?

  • rainer

    I actually had the most wild night of my life just before the eclipse. Two of the biggest coincidences of my entire life happened back to back that evening, I am still in shock from it, and my friend is too…

  • rainer

    I actually had the most wild night of my life just before the eclipse. Two of the biggest coincidences of my entire life happened back to back that evening, I am still in shock from it, and my friend is too…

  • Guest

    The Seventh trumpet sounded December 21 2010 exactly 1260 plus 3.5 days from 07707/07 notice a full eclipse of the moon occurred the same day 21 December 2010 (The moon turned to blood) exactly 2 years before the Mayan calendar predicted the end. “for the sake of the elect time was shortened” 07/07/07 is the day Satan and the woman appeared in heaven it is also the day Jesus’s two witnesses were put in place. The witnesses were killed December 18 2010 and were called by God to heaven 3.5 days later 21 December 2010 and the seventh trumpet sounded

    http://julyseventwelve.blogspot.com/2011/02/new-world-order-gang-stalking-satan.html

  • Guest

    The Seventh trumpet sounded December 21 2010 exactly 1260 plus 3.5 days from 07707/07 notice a full eclipse of the moon occurred the same day 21 December 2010 (The moon turned to blood) exactly 2 years before the Mayan calendar predicted the end. “for the sake of the elect time was shortened” 07/07/07 is the day Satan and the woman appeared in heaven it is also the day Jesus’s two witnesses were put in place. The witnesses were killed December 18 2010 and were called by God to heaven 3.5 days later 21 December 2010 and the seventh trumpet sounded

    http://julyseventwelve.blogspot.com/2011/02/new-world-order-gang-stalking-satan.html

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