Remember when the word "eclipse" made you think of space, not Twilight? Ah, those were the days...
I know this is a little belated, but I wanted to share some of the photos my Dad took on the 21st, when we stayed up to watch the lunar eclipse.
We almost missed it. Mom had told me it would be on the 21st, but I somehow got it in my head that the 21st plus nighttime equaled the night of the 21st. Which, looking back, doesn't make sense considering after midnight, it would no longer be the 21st.
I was laying in bed, cozy and ready for sleep. Addicted to technology and social networking, I was tweeting my "goodnight" and started to notice that a lot of the people I follow were talking about the eclipse and how they were up late waiting for it.
So I double-checked, realized I was all wrong about when it was happening, and hurried outside to make sure I hadn't missed it.
When I went outside, the Earth's shadow was just starting to creep across the edge of the moon.
I went back inside to tell my Dad, and we both went out and craned our necks to watch.
About halfway through, we woke Mom up, since she was the one who'd told us about the eclipse in the first place. So then all three of us sat outside and watched. We even had binoculars, although a telescope would've been ideal. The binoculars were still good, though.
And all of us were thankful that it was abnormally not cold that night, since that would have made watching the eclipse much less pleasant.
In the end, it was a really awesome experience, and very worth staying up for.
Enjoy the pictures! All are property of my Dad, taken with his Nikon D80.