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Lunar Eclipse [Nov. 8th, 2003|08:20 pm]
I looked in her eyes, and I could see my own reflection in her pupils.

We knew the night would rise . . . the light outside slowly faded, and as the television passed our time, we anticipated this evening.

We opened up the kitchen door and walked outside into the night. The starscape gave us the first evening show hello. We rounded the side of the house to look to the East for our first glimpse of the event.

There in the eastern sky, the moon had already risen . . . and slowly, its reflected light would erode . . .

We danced in the backyard. We cloaked the moon.

[User Picture]From: kerrykate
2003-11-09 03:26 am (UTC)
Its storming here. We will miss it :(
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2003-11-09 03:33 am (UTC)
I believe the last lunar eclipse this year was overcast in Detroit.

I have viewed it for you . . . and captured the moment here.

Noir Desir plays "Lost" on the Musicmatch radio. French rock . . . lol.
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From: zboson
2003-11-09 04:44 am (UTC)
Oh, it is wondrous. A woundful red, like soft, hidden flesh. All the people were out with coffee on the streets of SoHo. Rarely do we experience celestial events in NYC. It is clear and cold now. I am home. Autumn is magical.
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[User Picture]From: sauce1977
2003-11-09 06:56 am (UTC)
We noticed that the moon wasn't entirely overshadowed by our planet.

To what would be what you could equate as the S/E part of the moon from our vision, it was ever-so-slivered with a lil' light.

That gave way to the bottom of the moon's brightness, and then to eclipse ending . . .

It was still great to witness. I'm pretty sure I don't remember something like that happening in front of my eyes in the past.
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From: zboson
2003-11-09 05:25 pm (UTC)
Yes, there was a little light patch on the bottom which never entirely went away, I saw that, too. The last full eclipse I saw overtook the whole face of the moon, making it easier to appreciate that strange sunset colour enveloping every crater.

They actually happen fairly frequently, it's just not always visible.

It is the total solar eclipses which really get my motor runnin'. The last one I got to see was nine years ago. The teacher allowed us to cut class to go outside and watch with our little pinhole viewers.

Still, we can't even see stars here in the city. Nothing. I went camping in VA two weeks ago and literally cried out when I turned my eyes to the sky at night. They seemed godly to me. I felt like I had seen the sky naked.

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