Sunday 4 March 2007

For Kate

Kate, as requested I went to do something special and take a picture. A birthday lunar eclipse! Clearly I'm not in the photo, too dark. It was so good to be out in the country away from all the light pollution of Edinburgh, the sky was totally black, the stars more numerous and bright than I've seen in a year.

Through binoculars the eclipse looked really beautiful as the shadow part was actually a reddish orange colour (doesn't show on the photo) through which you could still see the shapes and shadows of the moons craters.

It was so completely peaceful, we all just stood gazing for quite a while. It remained elcipsed during our midnight journey home and was the last thing I saw before I fell asleep in the car.

Kate, I hope your journey went well and that you can have some really good close time with your Grandma. I'll be thinking of you, and don't worry about emailing.


Marraine said...

I saw it as I was in Germany, and I did not realise immediatlt what happend, why the moon was so thin!

Cally said...

Nice to think we were watching at the same time.

Anonymous said...

Thats so lovely and appropriate in so many ways!! I shall tell more on my return. It is wonderful to be in A with my family!! k x

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