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2011-01-21 06:23:20

December's total lunar eclipse, which coincided with the winter solstice, offered moon-gazers and photo-lovers the chance to capture one of the sky's most spectacular events. As a result, hundreds of people joined "NASAJPL's I'm There: Lunar Eclipse Group" on Flickr to share their photos and compete for the opportunity to have their snapshots turned into an official JPL Wallpaper at http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/wallpaper. After searching through the nearly 2,000 lunar eclipse photos at...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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