Tuesday, December 21

cool

Not my photo - my Canon died, my Nikon battery didn't recharge in time, and plus I don't have a good zoom anyway. It would have looked lame, so I'll use a photo from the web. But I did see it in all its phases over the several hours it was partially full/totally full, and it rocked out with its socks out. Looked a lot like this, actually, just smaller. And it was directly over my house instead of on the internet. Other than that this guy got it right.


Thanks to Jimmy Westlake for this photo, which I'm using unauthorized.
Or maybe the moon's name is Jimmy Westlake, I'm not quite sure.

7 comments:

billybytedoc said...

Cool. I looked at 9:30 and it was very cloudy, so I went to bed.

Metamatician said...

Oh well, if you've seen one good one you've pretty much seen them all. Still pretty cool though. The moon must be at its far point from earth in its orbit (making it appear smaller) because it staid total for the longest I can ever remember. It was much smaller than the shadow... usually they're almost the same size (though not as tight as fit as the moon covering the sun in a solar eclipse - the moon can't even do it sometimes when it's too far away, and you get an annular eclipse, with a halo of light all around the moon). Never get an annular lunar eclipse, though. Just partial and total.

Metamatician said...

Plus you would have had to stay up till midnight, which I doubt you could have done. :oP

Raelha said...

Glad you caught it :) It sounds exciting. I'll have to put my name on the liust for next time. Oh, and I'd like a red one again, please.

Metamatician said...

:^)

I'll see what strings I can pull.

billybytedoc said...

You are right about midnight, I am a wimp! But a well rested one. Hah.

Metamatician said...

Probably for the best at your age. Didn't you, Elrond, and Galadriel all grow up together?

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