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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

December's Long Night ~ Full Moon

To everyone a very happy Winter Solstice ... this is a photograph from my front porch very early this morning. I missed the lunar eclipse but this moon was still in the sky went I got up this morning.
So, a lunar eclipse on the winter solstice has not happened in almost 400 years and will not happen again until 2094. I am somehow sorry that I missed it ... but I couldn't do it, not in the middle of the night!
The full moon in December is know by a number of names ... the Long Night's Moon, the Cold Moon and even the Moon before Yule. All the names make sense to me but have different backgrounds ranging from Algonquin to Colonial to Pagan.
I truly believe that this is a beautiful time of the year but slowing down to really enjoy is another matter ... I wish you all a quiet, beautiful season filled with whatever is beautiful to you.
Very best wishes, Barbara


suziqu's thread works said...

So majical this Long Night's Moon fills one with stillness and awe!
A peaceful and beautiful Christmas season to you my dear blogging friend.
Hugs, Suzy

DIAN said...

Thanks for the beautiful pic. For us of course, here down under it is the summer solstice and the longest day - we missed the lunar eclipse last night but took our fish'n'chips to the beach tonight and spend some time in the stillness of the early evening. I have posted some pics on my blog.

Wishing you peace and joy and love of friends.

Anonymous said...

Wonderful shot of the moon. We were too cloudy, but I do remember waking up and no lights was coming in, so maybe I caught a glimpse without knowing it.
Enjoy the slowing down, I agree and peaceful season to you. xox Corrine

Heloise said...

Magical photograph. Wishing you a very Happy Christmas and enjoy the slower pace of life too.

Shammickite said...

Wishing you my best wishes for this New Year that we call 2011. I'll be interested to see all your new needle and paint creations!

Tammie Lee said...

you have offered us such a lovely wish, thank you. Wishing you the same. Lovely photograph! I also missed the moon due to rain...

ana said...

happy winter solstice, 2 years later! remind me to tell you about the persian tradition of winter solstice eve.

i wrote about the moon once, as well :)