Sun, 09 Nov 2003

Full Lunar Eclipse

We had a really good view of last night's eclipse. It was a completely cloudless night, cold as hell, and manageable light pollution. At twilight (between 5 and 5:30 or so), the moon was low to the horizon, orange, and huge. As the sky darkened, the moon rose higher above the horizon. A slight shadow started to creep from the bottom left of the moon's disc, peeking just over the edge. It was fascinating to watch. The edge of the shadow was very sharp and easy to see. Over the next 2 hours, it made slow yet steady progress, until at about 8PM, when the moon was perfectly shadowed. Pretty.

:: 15:08
:: /beauty | [+]
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