Monday, September 28, 2015

Lunar Eclipse

One joy of prairie living is the perfect view of the big sky.  Last night we had the most wonderful viewing of the lunar eclipse, right from our back door.  We were able to stand on our back porch and watch the moon change from the intense brightness that was spectacular enough to see, to a deep blood red, to a lighter red and deep purplish blue and back to the intense brightness it began with.  What an amazing sight.  To have the moon that close to the earth and see the actual eclipse so clearly made me feel like I was in a science fiction movie.  Quite a thrill. We were happy to have the whole evening free to just enjoy watching the changes in light and colour. WOW!  What an amazing universe we live in.

1 comment:

chris e. said...

Local atmosphere must have a real effect on what you see. We had a cloudy night here, but the sky cleared just before 10pm, allowing us to watch the eclipse from just outside our back door too. No red or other colour, just a shadow clearly moving across. Still spectacular though!