Sunday, February 6, 2011

My (Random) Experience with the Lunar Eclipse

Do you remember back on December 21st of last year when there was a total lunar eclipse, which hadn't happened on the Winter Solstice since the seventeenth century? I'd been looking forward to seeing it and was planning on staying up really late to watch it. But, as with much of the rest of the country, the sky ended up being too cloudy. I woke up early the next morning and of course by then, only a few hours after the eclipse had happened, the sky was clear and bright and the full moon was shining brightly. 

I really need to get a telephoto lens for my camera so that I can get much closer-up shots. Anyway, I took a few pictures of the just-eclipsed full moon while standing out on the front porch in my bathrobe, and then I noticed my neighbor across the street watching me from his driveway, which creeped me out, so I went back inside. And that is the exciting story of my experience with the happens-once-every-few-centuries-on-the-winter-solstice-lunar eclipse. Maybe I'll have better luck next time.