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Thanks to kellyrfineman who reminded me last night about the eclipse, I got to enjoy it. Yes, it was late (and man, I'm a little groggy today because of that). But wow...it wasn't only the moon.

Here, the skies were that kind of crispy clear they get when it's cold (though I don't think it was lower than 30 degrees out). The stars shone, and the hillside behind our neighborhood had that smooth, clear shape that only comes in moonlight.

And overhead, the moon shone, and slowly, so slowly, the shadow of the earth moved across its surface. For us, it started on the bottom left part and moved across diagonally toward the top right. By the end, the moon was glowing an orangish-red -- very cool.

The cold air felt like silk on my face, and it was so quiet...all combined, it was an amazingly beautiful time.

Sending peace and beauty your way today!

(Um, not last night...but still 'our' sky.)

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shannywriter
Dec. 21st, 2010 07:24 pm (UTC)
How beautiful!!
robinellen
Dec. 22nd, 2010 12:21 am (UTC)
:) I was very glad we got to see it :)
anabelgonzalez
Dec. 21st, 2010 07:29 pm (UTC)
I forgot about and went to sleep and hour before!! grrr.
The photo is beautiful!
robinellen
Dec. 22nd, 2010 12:21 am (UTC)
Thanks -- it's almost as lovely as the moon, heh.
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robinellen
Dec. 22nd, 2010 12:21 am (UTC)
It was perfect timing -- if it had been a year ago, we would've missed it. :)
lefalcone
Dec. 21st, 2010 08:42 pm (UTC)
Lucky you! I wanted to watch it but it was overcast so I didn't bother staying up.
robinellen
Dec. 22nd, 2010 12:22 am (UTC)
It was very cool! I guess the bad weather caught up with us, though, and the mountain roads (including highways) are closed.
boreal_owl
Dec. 21st, 2010 11:24 pm (UTC)
Sounds magical! Good for you!
robinellen
Dec. 22nd, 2010 12:22 am (UTC)
Thanks, Barb -- it was good timing when I noticed Kelly's post ;)
tracyworld
Dec. 21st, 2010 11:51 pm (UTC)
Such a vivid description, Robin. I almost don't regret not staying up to experience it myself. Thank you for sharing with those of us who were sound asleep.
robinellen
Dec. 22nd, 2010 12:23 am (UTC)
Well, hopefully you got some sleep for me, right? ;)
kellyrfineman
Dec. 22nd, 2010 10:33 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you got to see it. I . . . didn't. Slept through it, alas. But that's okay.
robinellen
Dec. 23rd, 2010 01:01 am (UTC)
Well, if we weren't two hours behind you, I would never have made it ;)
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