Lunar Eclipse

by on October 8, 2014 · 2 comments

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADid you see this morning’s lunar eclipse? With a bout of insomnia, I got up around quarter of 3 and went out on our deck, sat down, leaned back – looked up – and there it was.

The line-up was perfect. The earth was inching into a position directly between the sun and the moon.

I don’t have that great of a camera – not a great lens – but here’s proof that I was there during this wonderful celestial occasion.  I didn’t just look at it, I actually watched the entire process – which lasted about a half hour, and by 3:15 the entire moon was covered by a giant shadow that quickly crept across its face.

Watching the earth move, in a sense, is what was thrilling. How many times do you get to see or feel our planet move? As I observed the huge shadow move across the valleys and the craters, I could sense, feel our mother’s turning and pull through space.

Finally, the orb simply glowed. That was it for me – enough thrills, and headed back to the pillows. I don’t know what time the moon’s own blaze returned, but for once I was happy not to have been able to sleep.

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Anna Daniels October 8, 2014 at 11:02 am

Editor Dude, I thought at first that you had re-posted my article “Moonstruck!” from the San Diego Free Press.


Frank Gormlie October 8, 2014 at 11:38 am

funny, funny


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