I hope you all managed to get a glimpse of the lunar eclipse this week. It was truly amazing. A blood red moon. J, the girls and I watched it pretty much from start to finish. We love stuff like this.
The evening began quite overcast but thankfully the clouds left us and we could witness the amazing beauty of an eclipse. The colours were awesome. I didn't bother taking any photos. We had gone out for dinner and came home late but watched it along the way. Leah was amazed. Kady was in a little pain thanks to getting a football kicked into her eye that day during sport at school. ( Kady, sported a very bruised eye and it was very swollen. She had limited vision and it kept going blurry for a couple of days) She couldn't even close her eyelid the first night. The next day we found out she had a scratch across her eye. She went back to school Friday. Still yellow and bruised but her sight had returned).Ouch. Still she managed to see some of the eclipse.
I think we found the second half of the Eclipse the most amazing. Leah looked i up in one of our books and it described it as a diamond ring. As the light returned it lit just a small section that slowly got bigger and bigger. It was like a diamond glowing on the bottom edge. Amazing.
I still have memories of seeing a totatl eclipse as a child at the Connolly's house across the road from us in Toowoomba, when we had first moved from England. It must have been somewhere between, 1975 to 1977 (will have to google). Frank had a pin prick/drawn style image on a piece of paper that he held against the side of the house and we watched the shadows on the paper as it moved over. You weren't allowed to look at the sun. My memories may not be correct but that's how I remember it. Mum and Dad you were there what do you remember????????????
These photos have been taken off of the net courtasy of Luke Willey and Eric Lo from News.com.