Thursday, October 28, 2004

Lunar Eclipse

Last night a lunar eclipse occurred.  There won't be another one until 2007, so I thought I had better go out and watch it.  This is my crummy attempt of taking a picture of it!  This is when a shadow was first creeping across the moon.  Eventually, more of a shadow crept across, and even later the moon turned a coppery orange.  I didn't take a picture of the orangish moon as I realized my attempts of taking pics were not too good.  I think this pic of the moon looks kind of like a bean, lol. 

But I absolutely loved the experience of watching the eclipse.  I went with John and we went to the local park and met up with his astronomy club.  There were lots of telescopes set up.  While you definitely didn't need a telescope to see the eclipse, everybody was looking through scopes at the moon and stars before the eclipse started.  There were lots of amateur astronomers there giving me information, as I know the least out of everybody there I am sure.  I am not an astronomer like everybody else there, I just tag along with John when they have events.  I am glad I went though, it was a great experience, and I am glad I got to see the moon turn an orangish color.  

On another note, yesterday was Valerie's birthday.  It was lots of fun.  We had a little birthday party in the morning.  She is going to write about it later on today in her journal.  Thanks everyone who wished her well wishes for her birthday!  

I must go now.  My kitty is scratching on the window because he wants me to open it so he can lay in there!  Hope everyone has a great day!    

12 comments:

  1. dbaumgartner10/28/2004 9:22 AM

    At least you got to see the eclipse.  I was very disappointed.  We had solid cloud coverage so we were not able to see it.  :-(

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  2. I think your effort is pretty good. Yes, it is a bit beanlike but charming for all that. Eclipses are very special. I always try and watch them. Glad Val had such a wonderful birthday, no doubt you made it even more special for her xxxxxx

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  3. As usual the only thing you ever see here is cloud!
    http://journals.aol.co.uk/sdrogerson/SpecimenDays/

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  4. sarajanesmiles10/28/2004 10:17 AM

    Wow an eclipse - you could use that pic for your Unusual pic on Saturday!!
    Glad you enjoyed it, and glad that Val had a good birthday :o)
    Sara   x

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  5. jules1964200110/28/2004 10:52 AM

    I think your picture is lovely, better than any I could take. Eclipses are lovely to watch. I am glad you and Val had a lovely day yesterday for Vals birthday :).........Jules xxx
    http://journals.aol.co.uk/jules19642001/Itsmylife/

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  6. I sooooooooo wanted to see it!! But it was tooo cloudy! : (
    I had hyped my son up about it and then when I saw the conditions I told him we will just have to wait for the pics on the net.. bummer.

    It is hard to take good pics outside at night with no flash. I wouldn't of been able to do a better job than you.. good attempt though!

    Much Love,
    Mary

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  7. Glad you got to see the eclipse.  I watched one when I was a teenager.  I am usually in bed or it's cloudy when all the good stuff happens.

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  8. readmereadyou10/28/2004 7:11 PM

    My granddaughter and I were looking up at the sky too.....but then some clouds covered just as the red glow was beginning. However, it was still great. I can't see your picture for some reason.

    Angela

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  9. sonensmilinmon10/28/2004 10:41 PM

    I'm glad to hear that Val had a good birthday. :-)  

    We watched the lunar eclipse too.  I didn't get to photograph it either, I doubt I would've been able to capture it in the proper way.

    Monica
    http://journals.aol.com/sonensmilinmon/SmilinMonsAdventures/
    http://journals.aol.com/sonensmilinmon/MamarazziInAction

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  10. sonensmilinmon10/29/2004 2:06 AM

    Back again, just thought I'd let you know that I've posted one of my unusual pictures that I got this week.  IF I'm lucky I'll get another tomorrow morning.  I really want that unusual picture!  But, I'm not telling anyone what it is or was until I either capture the picture or find it's not going to happen.  

    Monica
    http://journals.aol.com/sonensmilinmon/SmilinMonsAdventures/
    http://journals.aol.com/sonensmilinmon/MamarazziInAction

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  11. I tried to get a pic of the eclipse, too.  Too many clouds :-(.  I like your pic!

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  12. sarajanesmiles10/30/2004 6:46 AM

    Hi Krissy :o)
    Just wanted to let you know, my unusual pic is in.
    Sara   x

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