January 03, 2011

One More Memory

At the risk of being officially labeled late to the party, I'm posting photos from the lunar eclipse last month.

lunar eclipse from Washington, December 2010

I remember watching a lunar eclipse when I was a kid, though I don't think the one I remember required waking up in the middle of the night. My folks did get me up for Halley's comet in 1986, though I remember being cold and the frequent comment that I would probably get to see it twice (it returns in 2061) more than I remember actually seeing the comet. Who knows what Caitlyn will remember of this recent eclipse - the event itself or the novelty of being woken in the middle of the night or something else entirely.

Caitlyn's first lunar eclipse, December 2010

We stood outside, wrapped in a quilt, and watched the moon (through the clouds) as it disappeared into totality. Caitlyn sounded a bit exasperated with the adults as we made various suggestions for what was going on: Was something eating the moon? No, she'd sigh, it's a shadow.

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