It was rather sad last night to be in the prime position to view the total lunar eclipse and to have Mother Nature (once again) have other ideas. As the time for the eclipse drew closer, so did the storm clouds, with the heavens opening up at the precise time the Moon would have entered the Earth’s shadow.
Luckily though, we had taken a drive down to the beach earlier to watch the Moon rising before those pesky clouds arrived.
I sat up waiting – praying – the rain would either not arrive, or it would pass over quickly, but sadly all I accomplished was to deprive myself of some precious sleep.
All things being said and done, what I love so much about the Moon is that every month there’s a chance to see it full, (sometimes there are two chances) and on a regular basis, it does pass into the earth’s shadow. Whether or not it is at a convenient time and you are in the right location is another matter.
Luckily, on July 28 there will be another total eclipse that will be visible from where I live.
That’s July 28, 2018 🙂 and that’s only six full Moons away.