Saturday, December 10, 2011
I forced myself out of bed this morning at 4:45 to check out the lunar eclipse. It's been a while since I've seen one, so I figured it was time. It was very cold this morning in town, and I walked a mile or so until I reached the base of the mountains and out from under the orange glow of the streetlights. As I was walking, the earth's shadow slowly began to cover the face of the moon. There were some incredible shooting stars as well! One streaked across the sky, leaving a greenish trail behind it, that took about 10 seconds for it to dissipate. Once the moon was covered, I waited and waited for the sliver to reappear, but it never did. The moon dipped behind the mountains, so I walked home in the twilight.