Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Lunar Eclipse -- Early Morning Awe

Matt, Riley, and I woke up and headed to the backyard just before 5:00 a.m. this morning to snuggle into our sleeping bags on our leaf-covered trampoline and watch the total lunar eclipse. We chatted, wondered what ancient people might have thought about eclipses, looked through binoculars, and drifted in and out of sleep as the bright full moon slowly darkened from "top" to "bottom" over the first hour, then changed to beautiful reddish hues over the next hour. By the midpoint of the total eclipse, it was turning daylight here and becoming difficult to see the moon, so we came in for doughnuts and blueberry muffins. I don't have nearly enough zoom on my camera lens for a decent photo of the eclipse, but I imagine there are/will be some good ones here. Matt and Riley: sorry about the camera flash in the face for this photo!

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