Regular readers of this blog have surely noticed that I normally publish a new Ocracoke Newsletter every month, usually around the third or fourth week. This year I will be taking a bit of a break during the holiday season (and I know many of our readers will also be pleasantly busy with Christmas festivities, travel, and family events). So I've decided to forgo a Newsletter this month. But don't fret...another Newsletter will be forthcoming in January. In the meanwhile, if you haven't already done so, please take a moment to read about the Doxsee Clam Factory on Ocracoke. It's an interesting story: http://www.villagecraftsmen.com/news112110.htm.
One more thing...tonight, shortly before midnight, the moon will begin to enter the shadow of the earth. The total eclipse will occur about 1:30 a.m. (and last for more than one hour) Tuesday morning, which is also the first day of winter, the winter solstice. This is the only total lunar eclipse of 2010, and will be visible (weather permitting) throughout North America as well as Central America, parts of South America, Greenland, and Iceland. It has been almost three years since the last total lunar eclipse...and it has been 456 years since a total lunar eclipse coincided with the winter solstice.
Also, I have finally taken a few photos of decorations. I hope you enjoy them.
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