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Solstice eclipse doesn't disappoint

Stephen Nowers

1221-lunar-eclipseThe moon winked through a thin veil of clouds during the first half of the solstice eclipse but as totality ended – and we began the shortest day of the year – clear skies prevailed.

To learn more about what the eclipse can tell scientists about the atmosphere, and naturally, to see more photos, head to spaceweather.com.
Photographed in Palmer, Alaska with a Nikon D700 and an absolutely ancient 300mm/f4 lens.