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.