Pillars of Pine

Pillars of Pine

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Lunar Eclipse

This morning, we all crawled out of bed at 4:00 am to view the lunar eclipse.

There were a few clouds around, but it was mostly clear, and very quiet, and verrryy cold. We watched as the moon disappeared, and slowly, slowly, all became dark.

Around 4:30pm, I heard a 'rumble', and I knew what was coming - yep, an earthquake. Well, by all accounts, one would have to say a 'tiny tremmor' based on recent shakes around the world, but it certainly added to the effect.

And then, just as the moon completely disappeared, an owl began his slow, mournful, hooting - so we were absolutely wrapped! The hooting continued for the entire eclipse.

We wandered in and out of the house several times, being just too cold to stay out for all of it, and eventually headed back to bed around 6am, to try and catch another couple of hours rest.

Definitely worth getting up for, the lunar eclipse was most interesting to watch.


1 comment:

Therese said...

Wow. We didn't get up at 4.00am. It was just too cold for me. The tremmor definitely would have added to the atmosphere for it.