At the party
Black marker on bond paper
9 x 6 inches
Barbara Muir © 2010
We spent the wee hours of yesterday morning watching
the total eclipse of the moon. This exciting event slipped
by quietly while most of the world slept -- but not my
science oriented husband and son. The house was on
eclipse watch. I saw the start of the eclipse, then went
to bed waiting for the big full eclipse. However, no rest for
Steven. He was out in the 7 below zero Celsius weather
photographing this phenomenon. There will not be another
full eclipse of the moon on the winter solstice until
2094. I'd like to be here to see it, but I can't be certain
I will be.
Here's what we saw: Drum roll -- the moon and sun perform,
brought to you by the universe with help from Steven.
Starting the eclipse
This is what you stayed up for!!!!
Whee. Too bad all the sleepers weren't
up and celebrating with crazy parties.
But no. You see this in the freezing cold, you
marvel, and then if you have any sense, you
head off to bed and dream sweet dreams of total
eclipses of the moon. Awesome.
Merry week of preparation. I am taking my own
advice, after a long work day, and more festivity,
the night advances.
Have a nothing-can-eclipse-your-happiness day.