Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Lunar Eclipse & Winter Soltice at Newgrange

See below video link about Newgrange from National Geographic:

The Winter Solstice takes place in the northern hemisphere between the 19th and the 24th December and for the first time since 1638 this morning at Newgrange, the lunar eclipse and the winter solstice have coincided for a total eclipse.

The next time this is expected to happen will be 2094.  So as only a few of us will be around to mark the event, and in celebration of this wondrous representation of 'hope' , see link to pottershouse blog post:

I challenge us all to do something over the festive season that will create our own little bit of ' hope'.

Now I am not talking BIG like bringing about World Peace or anything like that!  And I know we all do our bit at this time of year, but maybe just something that a little extra thought might create.

It can be anything you want it to be, once it fits into the theme of 'hope'.
  It may be something that you want to share, and if you do, please post a comment with details or it may be something that only you will know.

  For all you blog enthusiasts out there, you can always do your own blog post about it.
Whatever you do, I hope you get something out of it as well.
 I'm off to have a good think.  Better than eating too many chocolates anyhow!

Have a wonderful Christmas!



  1. I like this challenge, Socks. We recently lost my brother-in-law to alcoholism. He was 53, had a beautiful family and seemingly good life and he threw it away. It's an awful disease and you really end up with mixed feelings because on the one hand you know it's the addiction that's causing it, but even after two stints of rehab and losing his marriage, he just spiralled ever-downwards and deliberately drank himself to death. It's hard not to hold him to account.
    I don't know what I can do to bring hope in the aftermath of that, but I did send my sis-in-law a teddy-bear and a pair of balloons with "Thinking of you" and a flower with a smiley-face. I wanted to bring a bit of joy to her time before Christmas.
    Now I'm thinking there could be something else in this line for others.


  2. Sorry to hear about your brother-in-law Kat. But it is an illness that defies most things, including help and logic. Nice idea the teddy and balloons, anything that brings a smile is pretty good as far as I am concerned. Get your thinking hat on!!!

  3. Guess there isn't a better time of the year for nice challenges!!!!


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