Sunday, August 26, 2007

reminder...

I've been slow at blogging lately, but I know the full moon and eclipse are coming up, so here's a repost to remind you (and me) of the upcoming event:


From Dr. Tony Phillips at Science@NASA...

Close your eyes, breathe deeply, let your mind wander to a distant seashore: It's late in the day, and the western sun is sinking into the glittering waves. At your feet, damp sand reflects the twilight, while overhead, the deep blue sky fades into a cloudy mélange of sunset copper and gold,
so vivid it almost takes your breath away.

A breeze touches the back of your neck, and you turn to see a pale full Moon rising into the night. Hmmm. The Moon could use a dash more color. You reach out, grab a handful of sunset, and drape the Moon with phantasmic light. Much better.

Too bad it's only a dream...

Early Tuesday morning, August 28th, the dream will come true. There's going to be a colorful lunar eclipse visible from five continents including most of North America.

Photos of the March 3, 2007, lunar eclipse. Credit: Antonio Finazzi and Michele Festa of Lago di Garda, Italy.

Visit NASA for more.

2 comments:

kateri said...

Phantasmic light... "sigh*

Do you know what I wish? That we could drive in the dark and meet half way and enjoy the light of the dream come true together. :-)

Will it be so rosy orange??? Wow!

Love, love, love... kateri

Cindy said...

Hopefully it looks as good as it sounds ;-).
I'm contemplating driving somewhere to see it...what better way to spend a sleepless night...but three hours might be a bit much...
lots of love to you, too...