Wednesday, February 20, 2008

An Invitation To Awe - TONIGHT

 HOPING YOU HAVE CLEAR CRISP SKIES FOR TONIGHT'S LUNAR ECLIPSE AT 10:00 PM EST.  The process begins at 8:43 PM EST but the eclipse will start at 10:01 PM.  During the intial hour of the five phases the moon will go through as she passes into and out of earth's shadow, you'll be seeing an event which startled and amazed your ancestors of millenia past.  Imagine earliest homo-sapiens as they stood and gazed at this red-orange sight, how did they interpret what they saw, what information did they process?  No doubt the majority ran into their caves, fearful and confused, but that one lone progenitor of modern astronomy risked whatever doom imagineable and continued to gaze in awe and wonder .... 

That's what I'll be doing tonight, while silently thanking that singular, curious ancient ancestor.  She was an exceptional woman !   ;-)

15 comments:

ma24179 said...

That sounds like it'll be beautiful! -Missy
http://journals.aol.com/ma24179/MISSYZSTUFF

wwfbison said...

I was just reminded of this while watching the local news.  Of course we are getting snow right now but they think it will be clear by 9 or 10. I am going to be looking and try to get some shots of it...I hope it works.  I can't wait!
xx
Lisa

chatzeekay said...

thought to say hello its a beatuiful pictrue

treesrgreen78 said...

It is a beautiful sight just as it was last september or so, it almost cost me my life falling of the verandah think i will bypass this time, lol.

libragem007 said...

I love to gazed above the sky, looking at stars and the moon..I'll try to remember it tonight...just looking at this picture is therapeutic to me already.
thanks for the heads up.
Gem :-)

mutualaide said...

She certainly was!  

We have already set up two cameras with two different settings, on tripods, ready to head outside just before 10:00 pm.  

Will the pictures be good?  Who knows?  But I'll give it a shot anyway.

Happy Lunar Eclipse!

princesssaurora said...

Glad I turned alerts on today and got reminded of this!!!  You rock Cathy!!!  

Hugs to you dear curious friend!

be well,
Dawn

lanurseprn said...

Can you believe this is the ONE night we have clouds?? I looked and it's all blurry out there....I just can't believe it!! We NEVER have rain!! I'm discusted.
Pam

sybilsybil45 said...

Well it might have been a lovely awesome sight...but at aprox. 3AM  over here I woke myself up hauled myslef to the end of the bed from where every night for the last week or so the moon has been keeping me company...what did I see...grey sky, and fairly thick fog,   So back to sleep !!  Sybil xx

kirkbyj05 said...

I got up at 1 30am the night before last and remembered about the eclipse.  It was a super clear night with a beautiful moon.  
Not so this evening...we have rain and winds.  Boohooo!
At least I don't have to set my alarm for the wee sma' hours.
What a shame!
Love
Jeanie xxxx

pamal3 said...

Thanks for the reminder Cathy. I will pop out later and see If I am one of the lucky one's! Love Pam xx

attitudeslc said...

Yippie it cleared up for the event and it was spectacular!

~Rosemary

gdireneoe said...

DANG! DANG! DANG!  Since I was a very little girl, the night's sky has been one of my favourite pastimes/mysteries.  I was all set to enjoy this...and got a stupid (and admittedly necessary) phone call...and MISSED it.  GRR. ;)  C.

gazker said...

We never got to see this......... Typical Brit sky at night, but I did see photo's on the TV.
Bloody awsum.
Gaz xxx

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