Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Lunar Eclipse

What a beautiful night it is to watch the total eclipse of the moon.

The evening is cold and clear, the moon having risen here in the east in its full-bodied glory while the sky was still streaked with shades of pale pink and blue.

The eclipse began only a half-hour or so ago. Here is a blurry photograph of what I saw just a few minutes before I sat at the laptop. We're just a little over an hour away from the full eclipse.

I've always been so fascinated by astronomical events. Looking up into the vast expanse of the night sky puts so much into perspective for me.

Excuse me while I go gaze some more.


walternatives said...

Oh, I'm jealous - it's too cloudy to see it here. But Thank You for the picture. I can truly say that I saw it, yes? Enjoy.

Doreen said...

Jealous here too, too cloudy to see a thing here.

Wendy said...

Yes it was beautiful here as well not a cloud in the sky!!!

Tracey & Mike said...

Cloudy here too. We got ripped off!

redmaryjanes said...

I forgot all about it and completely missed it : (

Cavatica said...