Thursday, February 21, 2008

Eclipse of the Moon

How many people got to see the eclipse of the moon last night? I had seen them before but they ae so interesting to watch. We didn't get to see the first part where moon gets dark as we had to much cloud cover. The eclipse is caused when the sun, moon, and earth line up in such a special way that the full moon passes into earths shadow blocking the rays of the sun. For us the clouds driffed apart for a few seconds and minutes so that we could see the moon as it came back to where we could seeit. This web site has great photos of it from around the world. In some parts of the world the moon took on an orangie or copperish color. My sister in Oregon said it did there, but we just had normal moon color. A full moon is always interesting but with an esclipe it is even better.

1 comment:

  1. ... we couldn't see the moon eclipse from England, because it was too cloudy :-( never mind, maybe next time!