Tuesday, December 21

Total Lunar Eclipse

Early Tuesday morning we awoke to see the lunar eclipse. It lasted for a total of 72 minutes, beginning at 2:41 to 3:53 a.m. Guess what time Tom got us up? 2:40 a.m.! Samuel and I went back to sleep around 3:00 a.m. Here's a picture of it from our house.
What exactly is a lunar eclipse?

It's when the earth lines up directly between the sun and the moon, so there is no direct sunlight to hit and and reflect off the moon's surface. The only light that reaches it is filtered and bending through our atmosphere. That gives it the color of all of the world's sunrises and sunsets together.

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