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!