When I went to bed last night, it was with reluctance. I knew that I'd be sleeping through the first total lunar eclipse on a winter solstice with a full moon since 1378 (the last total lunar eclipse on a winter solstice which wasn't a full moon was in 1638). So this is a rare event. I thought about staying up for it, I really did, but, in the end, I decided to watch the videos.
Winter Solstice Lunar Eclipse from William Castleman on Vimeo.
I never look at something like this without imagining how it might have appeared to my distant ancestors - the ones that lived in caves.