I’m so sleepy right now. My husband told me the total lunar eclipse was last night and I waited up until 2 am watching old Christmas movies before I thought my intel wasn’t matching up with available data. Trust, but verify. I could have turned in then, but the movie wasn’t over until 3.
“Oh, yeah,” he said this morning.
I’m not mad, just feeling stupid, because I really should have checked the information on the internet before I’d waited up for hours. He’d gone on to sleep, not knowing I intended to stay up.
So, I may go to bed early tonight and set the alarm for the wee hours tonight to see the eclipse. It’s the first time there’s been a total eclipse on the winter solstice in four centuries. Just a cool factoid.
The moon was looming on the horizon as the kids and I went to the grocery store this afternoon. 4:30 shopping is not a good idea the week before Christmas, fyi. The baking goods aisle was like Thunderdome.
Here’s a photo I took with my phone on our way in.
When we came out forty-five minutes later, the moon looked like this.
It may just be this picture, but it looks less full to me here. I didn’t notice that when I was looking at it.
I have such fond childhood memories of solar and lunar eclipses, so I’m looking forward to this tonight. I always intend to wait up for the Perseid meteor shower in the summer, but you just get so cosy.
Anyone staying up tonight? I’m jealous of west coast having it earlier in their day.
I want to stay up, but it's so CLOUDY. 🙁
Theresa in WV says
Clouds here, too.
We've got lots of cloud cover so I'm not holding out hope.
I missed it. Too tired. Bummer.
I know what you mean about the west coast!
I went on to bed, but my kids stayed up to watch. It was too cloudy, but they loved staying up, of course!