Did you all remember to go out last night and view the luna eclipse? We were just ready to go to bed at 10 pm and Norman said, “Hey, there is to be an eclipse at 10. I wonder if the clouds have left so we can see it? Let’s take a look before we go to bed.” So we did and got there just in time to see the total eclipse. The sky was clear but we have so many lights on the street and in this neighborhood that we could not see any stars but we could see the moon or I should say the sliver of the moon that was left. Norman ran for his binoculars and I got my lap top to try and get some pictures. There was a sliver of moon still showing with a halo around that. The moon showed up on my pictures but the halo did not as that did not give off enough light to be recorded on my lap top. I do think you will like the pictures so I’ll put them all here and I will use them to teach Gina about a luna eclipse.
10:04 Just a sliver of a moon showing, there was a halo also that was not bright enough to catch.
10:07 We were sitting on the chairs on our front patio, I had to take the pictures of the moon over my shoulder and on this one I got my face in the picture by mistake so the camera focused on my face instead of on the moon so the moon looks smaller but gives a good idea of how small it was by then and also gives an idea of the color but still no halo.
10:08 Still getting smaller and this one really shows the color.
By 10:09 it was little more than a dot in the sky with a halo on that one side of the moon.
By 10:12 there was no moon left. There was a little light around the moon but not enough to catch on this camera. We then went to bed but of course I had trouble going to sleep so at 11 I got up and went out to see what was happening and the light was then coming out the bottom and left side of the moon and it was very red. I think they call that a blood moon but I could not stay and watch anymore as Norman was asleep and if I am not there it wakes him up and he would not be a happy camper if I woke him up at this hour. Now I must run and see the replay of the eclipse on the weather channel. Hope you see it there if you missed it last night. They say it was a super moon as well as an eclipse, what ever that is. Have a great day
Just watched the weather channel and found the super moon is the blood moon I spoke of and it does not happen again the have a super moon and an eclipse until 2033 so I am glad I got to see some of it as I can’t promise to be around for the next one. They also said the west coast of Florida got to see the whole thing but that the east coast was clouded in so missed it, so I guess I was doubly blessed as the clouds left this area on the east coast so I got to see it. Lucky again.