There was a lunar eclipse last night. Or this morning to be more precise, and it was amazing! I set my alarm clock for 2 a.m. but woke up on my own at around 1:45. I was disappointed at first, to wake up and find cloudy skies when the weather forecast had called for clear skies, but after about 30 minutes the clouds drifted away and I was able to see the Blood Moon.
I woke up my daughter and my mom and they got up to have a peek at it too. They thought it was cool, but shortly afterward returned to their beds. I think it was only a big deal to me. If you’ve been here with me for a while, you know that I sort have a thing for the moon. I love the moon. And the moon loves me. And I wasn’t going to miss seeing it be all fancy-like and showing off, so I stayed up to watch it by myself.
Well, I wasn’t completely alone, my cat Sugar was up with me, rubbing her sweet little head against me and purring. But I’m pretty sure that was only because she wanted food, she didn’t have the slightest clue or care one bit that there was a super cool eclipse happening. My other cat Baby, slept through all of the excitement without a care in the world; never leaving my bed, and staying snuggled underneath the covers. You would think animals would show a bit more of an interest when special things in nature are going on, you know… with their primal instincts and all. Not my animals apparently.
Oh! But speaking of primal… I swear I heard the sound of drums beating while I was watching the eclipse. Really, I’m not kidding! Thinking it was coming from outside, I even opened the window to get a better listen, but I couldn’t tell where the sound was coming from. I’m not in the habit of hearing things that aren’t really there, so I was definitely hearing something, but I have no idea what the heck it was. So weird. It was kinda cool though and it made the mood of the experience more interesting.
After a while I decided to go grab my phone and text a friend of mine who I was talking to earlier about the eclipse to see if she was up watching it. She was. And she was out taking pictures of it.
I’ve mentioned a few times in the past how (much to my disappointment) my humble little camera isn’t able to capture photographs of the moon, but my friend’s camera can, and look at this great photo she captured during the eclipse of the Blood Moon… It looks rosy pink!!!
I love it, so cool!
(If you click on the photo it will bring you to her Flickr photostream where she has some of her other lovely nature photography posted.)
I never did go back to sleep, and I’m very tired, a nap will definitely be in order today, but it was totally worth it. The wonders of the universe delight and amaze me! <3
How about you? Did you see it where you are?
✿~Peace & Love~✿