Monday, December 20, 2010


No, not the movie, the celestial event.

I remember the partial solar eclipse when I was in 8th grade; the sky didn't appear any darker, but through welding goggles I could see a sizable chuck being taken out of the sun. I've seen partial lunar eclipses before, too; don't know if I've ever seen a total lunar eclipse. Before tonight, that is.

It's pretty cool. The rainclouds broke, and the moon seemed directly over my house in a completely clear section of sky. Slowly it turned darker and darker, until there was only a sliver of white along the upper right edge. Then, that too disappeared, and the moon appeared a dark rust color, and even that got darker.

So now that I've definitely seen a total lunar eclipse, I can go to bed!

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