Lunar Eclipse

Last night there was an eclipse. The wife and I had managed to drag the old telescope out into the driveway, and we watched the whole thing transpire. It was quite beautiful, and it was the first time that either of us had seen this type of eclipse.

We stood around in the drive staring up at the stars, and watching the moon disapear behind the shadow of the Earth. I had made dinner earlier, so our bellies were full as we stood around the telescope with our evening drinks. The air was crisp and chilly, and the sky was perfectly clear. The Milky Way was clearly visible, too.

As I stood there, focusing the telescope on the moon, I remembered another Space-related news item that struck my interest - Voyager has LEFT the Solar System. Yeah, you heard that right. To me, Voyager leaving our Solar System gives me the same excitement that Lewis and Clark must have felt when they set out on their journey of exploration...

If you missed the eclipse last night, you missed a wonderous event...

by Eric on November 09, 2003 | Comments(3) | SWG Stories

Comments so far:

It was beautiful. Have you ever seen a solar eclipse? Those are totally awe-inspiring.

posted by: drc on November 9, 2003 11:20 AM

Sadly, I have never been in the right place at the right time to catch a solar eclipse, but it IS on my list of things to do before I die.

posted by: Eric on November 9, 2003 11:24 AM

It was quite a spectacle. We won't be having another one until October of next year.

posted by: Brenda on November 10, 2003 08:54 AM