What a morning! I woke up before way before dawn this morning and managed to catch the eclipse of the moon without any pre-knowledge that it was going to happen. I must catch up on the news. Looking out from the kitchen window, it was quite a sight as the moon took on a reddish hue from the sunlight bouncing off the sun. It was a total lunar eclipse that occurs when the moon moves into the shadow of our beautiful Earth. Our dear luna moon passed through Earth's main dark, circular shadow, the umbra (the darkest point of a shadow). It then moves through a lighter region of shadow, the penumbra (light source is partially blocked, and there's a partial shadow), surrounding the umbra. I was completely mesmerized from 4am to 6am. Had the window opened, and there was a comforting, cool breeze blowing into the house as I sat there and watched the moon in the cloudless sky. What a wonderful reminder that we are all living in the space of time and just a little tiny speck in the whole universe. Helps me put things in perspective... like I'll be rushing out the door for a playdate for my kids, then lunch, followed by the oh-so-needed afternoon naps for them so I can work on other stuff - like blogging!
Scientists said that there will be another one next February.
By the way, if you are curious, I remembered the song was sang by Nicki French, and orginated by Bonnie Tyler. I think it was also sang by Air Supply?