On 21 December 2010, my family and I spent moonrise at Maroubra Beach. Luna Eclipse at Solstice doesn't happen very often. The last time these events occurred in sequence was in another life, back in 1638. The next one won't take place until 2094. Down under, people gathered on the beach, from the southern end of Maroubra to the cliff tops of Lurline Bay, all to witness this once in a lifetime spectacle; every last one of us awed by its beauty. If only my camera could have done it justice ... it started with a smile, just a thin orange crescent that with darkness became the most brilliant full moon any of us had ever seen.