Fantastic news has just come my way thanks to Captain Kid; the next total lunar eclipse is on 21st December 2010. Just two weeks later a partial solar eclipse should be visible over much of Europe, on January 4th 2011. Like the amazing Transit of Venus and various comets, these celestial events are incredibly humbling - giving us just a slight glimpse at our insignificance in the mighty scheme of the universe.
With urban light pollution it is easy to lose our association with the sky, just as supermarkets helps us to lose our connection with the seasons and the very earth itself. And just as a gym can obfuscate what our body's actual relationship is with exercise.
Mark that calendar NOW!