Saturday, December 18, 2010
Monday it will be full, and there will be a total lunar eclipse!
Tuesday is the Solstice, and the days will start getting longer!
The moon is fantastic here in winter when it's full. It stays up as long as the sun in the summer (think about it...), and illuminates the whole sky...
Apparently, some spots in the Lower 48 are having a cold snap. My rule for cold snap sympathy is this: You only get sympathy if your cold snap temperature versus your normal temperature actually changes something mechanical for you. For example, if your area doesn't normally go below freezing, and you go below freezing and your pipes burst, you get sympathy. If your area normally gets only to 0 or so, and you drop to -30, and your car won't start since you don't winterize your car, you get sympathy. But you get no sympathy if your area normally only gets to 60s, and you drop to 40s. Or if your area normally only gets to the teens, and you drop to negative single digits (I'm talking to you, Anchorage!). Suck it up. Here, of course, I expect complaining rights when temperatures come up. :)