Tuesday, December 21, 2010

One Crazy Night!

I am not sure which was going on last night but two pretty rare things happened last night. First was the total lunar eclipse and the second was the Atlanta Thrashers moving into 1st place in the division and third overall in the conference. Both of these events are few and far between.
Here is a shot at the height of the lunar eclipse

A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth casts its shadow on the full moon, blocking the sun's rays that otherwise reflect off the moon's surface. Some indirect sunlight still pierces through to give the moon its eerie hue. This happened between 1am and 5am this morning which is the day of the Winter Solstice. This event happened not too long after the Thrashers beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-3 in Toronto and leapfrogged the perennial division leading Washington Capitals. The Thrashers were actually in first place for about 20 hours over the weekend, but the Caps took the top spot back when they won on Sunday. The Thrashers can extend their division lead tonight if they can take care of the St. Louis Blues down at Philips Arena tonight. The move up the standings has come as the Thrashers have earned points in 14 of their past 16 games (12-2-2), including two straight wins. They have the third most points in the Eastern Conference behind Philadelphia (49) and Pittsburgh (44). I really feel like the Thrashers leading the conference will happen a lot more often than a total lunar eclipse, at least I hope so!

Here is shot right after the Thrashers scored one of thier 6 goals agaisnt the Leafs.

By the way, Thrash (the mascot) has been freed from jail thanks to the Atlanta fans on Saturday night!

Go Thrashers!

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