Monday, September 28, 2015

Supermoon Lunar Eclipse - September Harvest Moon

Skies were overcast in our neighbourhood for the total eclipse of the blood moon on September 26th. We saw glimpses when we looked toward the sky around 10 pm on Sunday night: a silver sliver popping out from behind the clouds and then hiding again, in and out, with the clouds working mischief and adding to the suspense.
"There goes the sliver."
"It's the total eclipse!"
"Right now!"
"No, it was just the clouds."
"It's back.... no it's totally gone."
"It's not supposed to happen until 10:11."
 "Is it now?" 

Yes, yes, it is always now, isn't it?  The celestial event had not occurred since 1982 - and will not be repeated until 2033. But this now, this now, now, will never come again.

People in other parts of our globe got better views of the lunar eclipse. Clear skies in the UK, Athens, Jerusalem and Paris made for some amazing videos and photographs. Just imagine, all these souls around the world staring up toward the heavens.

The September Harvest moon is officially full September 27 at 10:50 pm.

Shine on, harvest moon!

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