VIEWER PICS: Total Lunar Eclipse As Seen CO Springs


On a day which started with unusually strong winds, it ended with a more serene, yet equally unusual event.

On Monday night, 2010’s only lunar eclipse fell on the same day as the Winter Solstice—the first time that has happened since 1638. It was predicted prior to the eclipse that people in North and Central America would have the best view, and judging by the pics KKTV viewers have been sending in, the prediction was correct. Springs residents were able to view the entire eclipse.

For those viewers who stayed up late—the eclipse began at 11:30 p.m. and ended about three hours later—send us your pics! For those who couldn’t stay up, enjoy our slideshow, taken completely by KKTV viewers.

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  • by roadrunner Location: colo springs on Dec 21, 2010 at 08:20 AM
    Yes, Woody, Thanks to you and all the brave men and women such as yourself for what you do everyday. I pray for you all everyday.
  • by Colorado Location: C/S on Dec 21, 2010 at 07:44 AM
    Thanks for posting the pictures. I missed it and wish I hadn't. Woody, thanks to all you brave men! We appreciate everything you do to keep our country free and safe!
  • by CP Location: CS on Dec 21, 2010 at 06:28 AM
    It was absolutely beautiful. Such a clear night last night. Sorry you missed it Woody, but thanks to you and all the troops for what you do!
  • by Franca Location: Colorado Springs on Dec 21, 2010 at 03:23 AM
    Sheryl: This lunar eclipse falls on the date of the northern winter solstice. How rare is that? Total lunar eclipses in northern winter are fairly common. There have been three of them in the past ten years alone. A lunar eclipse smack-dab on the date of the solstice, however, is unusual. Geoff Chester of the US Naval Observatory inspected a list of eclipses going back 2000 years. "Since Year 1, I can only find one previous instance of an eclipse matching the same calendar date as the solstice, and that is 1638 DEC 21," says Chester. "Fortunately we won't have to wait 372 years for the next one...that will be on 2094 DEC 21."
  • by reka Location: colorado springs on Dec 21, 2010 at 01:24 AM
    I saw the eclipse it was cool
  • by Jo Location: Colorado springs on Dec 21, 2010 at 12:02 AM
    Very awesome!!!
  • by Donna on Dec 20, 2010 at 11:46 PM
    This is great! I was vary happy and exicited to see it i was out there every sec. of it! Hope it would happen before i die?..
  • by Awesome Location: Watch on Dec 20, 2010 at 11:42 PM
    I have been watching it the whole time the sky is beautiful!! (shooting starts) (falling starts) & more!!!
  • by roadrunner Location: colo springs on Dec 20, 2010 at 10:16 PM
    Happy Holidays to you Woody.
  • by Angela Clark Location: colorado springs on Dec 20, 2010 at 10:15 PM
    Woody, I'm sorry you wont be here to see the eclipse, but you will be in our prayers tonight, and one of those falling stars my daughter and I will reserve for you.
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