Wow, remarkable lunar eclipse experience last night!

My scientist daughter didn’t want to miss this for anything, so she set her own alarm clock for midnight just in case I slept through mine.  We woke Kenan, and everyone pulled on several layers over top of their pyjamas.

Then we grabbed a couple of blankets and laid out in the snow to watch the spectacle.

We had a clear sky in the middle of a snowy week, with the moon perfectly located for backyard viewing.  We got outside when it was a little over halfway eclipsed and watched as the moon slowly crept into the earth’s shadow.

Besides talking about the physics of the whole experience, we also learned what “lunar” and “solar” mean, what Lunar Jim has to do with these new words, we praised God for a beautiful spectacle, and we formed some lifelong family memories.

Awesome.

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