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Monday December 20 2010 local almanac

Dec 19, 2010 11:32 pm
Lunar eclipse on winter solstice
The next lunar eclipse on the winter solstice falls in 2094, according to the Christian Science Monitor, so, if you are in to that sort of thing, you want to stay up late tonight/early Tuesday morning. Tips for lunar eclipse photography here. For the Western Hemisphere, the eclipse will "officially" begin on Dec. 21 at 12:29 a.m. EST (9:29 p.m. PST on Dec. 20) as the moon begins to enter Earth's outer, or penumbral, shadow. "But even in clear weather, skywatchers will not notice any changes in the moon's appearance until about 45 minutes later when a slight "smudge" or shading begins to become evident on the upper left portion of the moon's disk," Space.com says. The website has this chart to show you where and when the eclipse can be seen.

Town meetings tonight
TOWN OF ATHENS Regular Town Board meetings held first and third Mondays of each month at 6:45 p.m., at Town Clerk’s office, 2 First St.

CLEAR But chilly, below freezing.

DECEMBER 20: Irene Dunne, Sandra Cisneros, and Mike Watt.
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