Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Look to the Sky Tonight!

Tonight, Mother Nature is treating us to a total lunar eclipse! A lunar eclipse is when the earth falls between the sun and moon, and its shadow is cast over the moon. It's fun to watch the shadow 'eat away' little bits of the moon, and then move over and let the moon appear again.
It's supposed to happen around 9:45 EST.

BTW, does anyone out there remember ever seeing a total solar eclipse? I'm not talking about a partial one. I'm talking 'dark as night in the middle of the day.' I don't know if it's a false memory, but I swear I experienced one as a kid. That would be in the early 1960s.


Anonymous said...

we had a total solar ecplise in the 70's in Manitoba. I rember it well.

Debbie J. said...

I remember it! We were sent home early from school and living on a farm I remember the chickens going in to roost because they thought it was night. Shortest night they ever had! LOL. It must have been mid sixties.

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

We had one in Birmingham sometime in the 80s. But it might have been partial. I just remember that there were funny patterns on the walkway.
I think I remember there being one in the 60s also--maybe 68 or 69. But we were living in Florida at the time, plus it was raining, and we didn't really notice anything.

Debbie J. said...

Ok, I tag you!

I'll have a milestone birthday this Friday. I was born on George Washington's birthday in 1958. :o(

SweetAnnee said...

Thanks so much..We've been out twice and will be out a couple more times!!

Rich is a KEEPER

Becky K. said...

It was a beautiful lunar eclipse.

I don't remember the last total solar eclipse. I was born in '67 so I guess I was just too young.

That is kind of nice to say as I am not too young for much

Becky K.

Adrienne said...

Yes, there was a total solar eclipse in the daytime in the 70's. It was really strange. Daylight - as usual - and then dusk and total darkness at around 10:30 a.m. where we lived on the Pacific Coast. The poor chickens didn't know what to do. They started to roost again and the roosters were crowing as the light began to appear again. It was funny. Our dear kitty cat was nearly beside herself. Thanks for reminding me of the memories of that strange event. ~Adrienne~

Saph - Walk With Me said...

I saw it on the news and then forgot to go out that night and look! oh well!