posted on Jan, 13 2011 @ 09:21 PM
reply to post by Time2Think
Negative, Ghost Rider. Although you were close on most of the details!
According to NASA (Never-A-Strait-Answer, as they were once known..
) it had been 372 years since the last total lunar eclipse coincides with
the winter solstice. Wikipedia (check this out, nice collection of photos from the
uses that source for it's reference..
But yes, the 456 year number was even brought up by the
The Montreal Gazette: 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
A quick glance over at the
shows us the
Solstice-eclipse overlap first in 372 years
...yet the caption on the photo, if you notice, says:
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.
Even ATS was conflicting with the "offical narrative"
Foul play? Prolly not. More than likely somewhere along the way... someone spouted the 456 year figure and it stuck. But
The eclipse was the first total lunar eclipse to occur on
the day of the Northern Winter Solstice (Southern Summer Solstice) since 1638, and only the second in the Common Era.
Other than that... It was just simply a rare astronomical event, on the shortest day of the year! Still pretty though, watched the whole
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