A Night of Viewing

Last night was incredible.

Framily sharing life together

We have dinner most Sunday nights with our friends. We alternate houses every week and this was their week.

We had spoken about the need to incorporate the Full Blood Moon, the eclipse, the Bronco game and the show we are watching together.

I said we could have it at our house if the moon wasn’t going to be viewable at the time of the eclipse.  Depending on what side of which hill you are on in the mountains make a huge difference and I couldn’t remember where the moon would come up in relation to their house and deck.  I was assured we would be fine at their abode.

We viewed part of the Bronco game while eating and started the viewing of the moon as it was rising.

They had set up their telescope and the eclipse began

#2 son was the only one that was successful in getting photos on his phone through the telescope.

The moon was amazing.

We watched our show.

The moon turned red.

The Broncos won!

We left to go home and I received a text from #1 son who had his own viewing.

We didn’t see anything when we got home, but I was shown where the footprints were today.

Quite the night.

Love Sally

4 thoughts on “A Night of Viewing

  1. On the spur of the moment, a friend invited us to her cottage in Madison. Despite the passing clouds, we were thrilled by the super moon and its light on the rippling water as we sat on the dock. As the shadow crossed and the moon rose, we moved up to the lawn to watch the bleeding edge emerge. It was well worth our snap decision to abandon the planned yard work and make the drive up and the late one back. (Sadly, most of us gathered there believe that this was our only chance [read: last] to experience this phenomenon.) It was a good reminder not to do today what can be put off until tomorrow.

    Now a quick technical question: in our viewing, the earth’s shadow ate away the moon from the left to the right, leaving a slightly uncovered edge at the bottom right. The pictures above seem to show the movement going the opposite way. Trick photography? Mirror image? Other side of the mountains?

    1. The next Super Moon Lunar eclipse is in 2033 – a mere 18 years from now. With your zoomba-holic tendancies, I’m banking on the fact you will be around, although a stronger eyeglass prescription might be needed. The photos were reversed due to the capturing them through the telescope. I might have been able to flip them around, but then that would require a new learning process along with time and delays on the posting. Didn’t seem worth the effort. After all, only the particular/detail minded would notice and how many of those folks follow my blog? Oh, there is you to keep me honest. always.

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