Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Lunar Eclipse- Red Moon

 Here in North America, we had a lunar eclipse last night. My husband and some of the children planned to get up during the night to watch. A great homeschool Science activity..... like a field trip...........right at home!

The planet Mars was also very visible. We were able to watch from our yard... in the city. We didn't get great pictures, but we had fun watching and taking pictures.
  I wasn't planning to get up, due to my adrenal and thyroid issues and the need for as much sleep as I can get, but I woke up anyway............ and I am so glad I did.

It was COLD..... below freezing.... and there we were with pajamas and a bathrobe....then we added a coat.... then a heated rice bag looped over then neck(Oh, that felt good!).
Rice Bags
Click the Rice Bags above (that is a link though it doesn't look like one) to see what I mean by rice bags.... and how to make them.

 Anyway, we all stood outside for quite a while, then went inside to warm up and back and forth. All of the family was out in our yard.... one son had a tripod set up and several of us used cameras....my husband had the binoculars and was passing them around.
 We had homemade oatmeal raisin cookies and hot cocoa....in the middle of the night! What a fun family time.

One son was only up for part of the time.... he said to show him pictures in the morning....he was going to bed!  :) He slept through the first hour or so until his iphone alerted him to a new email .... and the sound was SciFi.... I told him to be sure to turn it OFF tonight! I'm glad we were all up when that tone went off. :)   He stayed up with us for a while.......then went back to bed.

 The rest of us all went to bed after about 2 hours of being up........ my husband had been up for half an hour before the rest of us..... and then he had to get up to go to work today, while the rest of us slept in, so he'll be tired tonight. We rarely sleep in, but 2 hours of Science in the middle of the night convinced me. :)

 We warmed the rice bags back up and went to bed....... with an extra quilt. It's funny how the chill sets in AFTER being under the covers.  Brrrr. But after the chill wore off, the heat felt wonderful and all agreed that the sleep for the rest of the night was the best of the whole night.
 It was nice to have time together for appreciating the world God has made.........and it was also nice to make precious memories.

From what my husband said, we will have the opportunity to see a red moon again in the fall, then twice next year and then........ it won't happen again for 400 years. It was worth the lost sleep.


This world that God made is so wonderful.... so much to see and appreciate. I love helping my children to see and appreciate it from a Biblical viewpoint.


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29 comments:

  1. Fantastic!
    how glad your efforts paid off - considering how many didn't have weather that allowed viewing, your extra efforts were well rewarded!
    blessings...

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  2. and...
    thankyou for sharing the gorgeous progressive photos with us !!

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    1. What an encouraging comment....thank you..... I am so glad that I was able to spend that precious time with my family...as we watched God's creation. :)

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  3. Beautiful pictures! I'm so glad we could do it! <3

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  4. Oh, I'm so glad I stopped back. I missed it. These are beautiful. I'm stopping in from Quitting Thursday. This world God made is wonderful.

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    1. Thank you... I am so glad you came back also.... God has made a wonderful world. :)

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  5. Beautiful pictures of the lunar eclipse. I'm sorry I missed it. thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thank you.... I think there will be another one, but I am not sure when.... I have heard differing reports. Thank you for visiting.. :)

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  6. Thank-you for sharing your pictures and experience. I don't know if the eclipse was visible in the Chicago area. The interesting thing is that the blood moon occurred during the week of passover and will occur in the fall during the feast of tabernacles. Some say that we need to be alert to what happens with Israel.

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    1. I have heard that also... and since I am late in answering this... we are seeing more happening over there. Thank you for visiting. :)

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  7. I got some photos before they turned red. But, for some reason I couldn't get the lighting right to capture ones like yours at the eclipse progressed. Hope your feeling better and glad you got a chance to see it. Thanks for sharing at the party! For those that missed it, it will happen 3 more times this year!! ;) Theresa @DearCreatives

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    1. Oh, that is disappointing that your pictures didn't turn out... maybe on one of the other times. Thank you for visiting. :)

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  8. Wow- This looks amazing! I saw one last year- truly jaw- dropping!
    xx
    Mila
    milawayable@gmail.com

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    1. It was amazing... so glad I was up for it after all. :)

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  9. These images are amazing! Thank you :)

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    1. Thank you.... so glad you stopped by. :)

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  10. Thank you so much for sharing these lovely photos at http://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2015/05/the-bubble-man.html

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    1. Thank you..... it is fun to get some unusual photos...at least unusual for me. :)

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  11. Beautiful eclipse, the colors are wonderful!

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    1. Thank you.... it was pretty amazing and what a blessing to see it. :)

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    1. Thank you... it was so nice to see it. :)

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  13. Don't we live in the most amazing universe that affords us magical views like this

    mollyxxx

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    1. Yes, we certainly do.... our God is most creative and amazing to show us views like this. :) Thank you so much for visiting.... it was nice to hear from you. :)

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  14. Quite a moon that was and worth getting up for

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    1. It really was... and it was a good memory for the family... it's not too often we all have hot cocoa during the night! :)

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  15. I wasn't aware there was a lunar eclipse. Darn, I missed it! A great activity to do with the kids.

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    1. It wasn't recent... though there may be some, not sure. It was a great time with the family... so nice to get the photos.

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