Thursday, February 21, 2008

Lunar Eclipse

Did you see the Lunar Eclipse last night?! It was exquisite. The clouds only enhanced the experience, as the diminishing moon was surrounded and sometimes enveloped by them. The light on the clouds sometimes created a brightly colored ring around the moon, accentuating the diminishing glow. We observed the changing scene for about an hour, until 10:00 pm, when it seemed almost completely covered by shadow, and orange in hue. Then the clouds gathered together and concealed the part of the sky we had been observing. I’m so glad I had the chance to share this rare occurrence with my son.

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