Thursday, February 21, 2008

Did You See It?

February 20:

Across the Americas, a spectacular total lunar eclipse was visible. Wednesday (February 20) was the full Moon day. At certain times when the Sun, Earth and Moon are in special positions, the shadow of the Earth from the Sun falls over the Moon, thus resulting in an eclipse. Cast in shadow, the lovely Moon does not disappear, but rather takes on a reddish cast, at least from our view.

Richard took this picture at the farm. Mother, Melanie and I had just met with the team from Truman State University who are researching the Wagner Conservatory of Music and Languages. As we closed our meeting and stepped outside, the sky was clear and Mrs. Moon putting on quite a show.

Where were you? I wonder what special stories people have of such things.

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