Friday, December 31, 2010

Dec 30th - Dante's 2nd Birthday

Ya my little man is 2 years old as of yesterday! I cant believe he is already 2 and how smart he is.  Well there was no party for him he just got a cake cause we gave all presents on Christmas till he is old enough to know the difference. 

Our Christmas*****Late and Pic Heavy

I was checking out my blog and realized that I had yet to update with Christmas and then Dante's 2nd birthday that was yesterday.  Well as far as Christmas's go it wasnt bad.  My grandfather went over and spent it with my uncles and their families and also my grandmother that has been in a health care facility for about half the year.  My mother and her boyfriend along with two of his four dogs came on Christmas Eve and left on Christmas.  It wasnt that bad of a holiday but I think it would have been nice to have the house just to the three of us.  I also managed to loss about 2 pounds through the Christmas holiday which I am extremely happy about!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Winter Solstice Lunar Eclipse

The last total Lunar Eclipse on the Winter Solstice was in the 1600's! The next they believe will be in 2094.  From what I found there are 12 stages to a Lunar Eclipse as listed below with the times (PST) that each was too start.  I have plenty of photos from it but only till the half way point in which I finally went to bed.

Stage 1: 9:29pm - moon enters penumbral shadow
Stage 2: 10:13 - penumbral begins to appear
Stage 3: 10:33 - moon enters umbral shadow
Stage 4: 11:23 - 75% coverage of moon
Stage 5: 11:37 - near-totality
Stage 6: 11:41 - totality begins
Stage 7: 12:17am - middle of totality
Stage 8: 12:53 - totality ends
Stage 9: 1:10 - 75% coverage of moon
Stage 10: 2:01 - moon leaves umbra
Stage 11: 2:20 - penumbral shadow fades away
Stage 12: 3:04 - moon leaves penumbral shadow