winter moon



Did any of you watch the lunar eclipse last night?

After several days of clouds and rain the sky cleared up enough yesterday to let us see the nearly full moon. I wish I had a better camera because the night sky was so beautiful.

Moonlight gave the clouds a silvery glow that was almost unreal. They looked like Photoshop clouds! Around 10 the eclipse started with a faint shadow appearing near the edge. It slowly worked it's away across the face of the moon over the next hour or so until it completely covered it's light.

A reddish tint also started to appear around the shadow giving it a very eerie glow. It was both mysterious and fascinating. We huddled in our blankets and strained our necks while we looked straight up trying to see through binoculars clearly not made for lunar viewing.

Afterwards, to celebrate this rare event, we had pancakes at midnight to welcome that beautiful winter moon.(And after the pancakes I was inspired to make my January paper purse for my Artful Bag Challenge!)

Tonight on this first day of Winter and the longest night of the year, I wish all of you a beautiful, enchanted Season, a blessed Yule and a very Happy Christmas.


8 comments:

Feathers and Flight said...

Merry Christmas to you and your Family Anna! Many Blessing to you as well in the Coming Year!
Hugs
Jill

Mina said...

Oh I am jealous that you were able to see the wondrous beauty of the eclipse. My view was blocked by clouds. Happy holidays to you and your beautiful family!

fanciliciousfairylands said...

What a gorgeous post! We celebrated by adorning our "bird tree" with lots of treats for our animal friends and we then went on a walk under the moon....a TERRIFIC VIEW of the moon for us!!!...and it was NOT very cold!!.....we lit a candle to burn throughout the longest night of the year! Now...bring on the longer days!!!

Linda in New Mexico said...

Thank you for the holiday wishes. You were very fortunate to see the eclipse, I had to watch it on NASA TV not the same I fear. Lovely post. Happy Christmas, Blessings at Yule and Glorious Winter Wishes......The Olde Bagg, Linda

BLISS angels said...

We could see it the sky was full of horrible clouds the only up side was i went back to bed with my head filled with ideas for a new book.... have a great day hugs wendy

Shell said...

I did catch some of the lunar eclipse, it was beautiful. Oh, the Full moon last night had me mesmerized.

Moria said...

I live in Michigan and the skies here were very cloudy so we did not have the opportunity to see this once in a life time event. I wish all of you a Merry Yule and Happy Holidays!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

I was fast asleep (baby that I am!) but my hubby went out to look and found the Blood Moon. He couldn't take photos either, as it was rather cloudy. I hope you and yours have a most lovely and enchanting holiday!!! xoxo Theresa