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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

No Eclipse for Us

When I headed for bed last night, around 11:15, I looked up through the bedroom skylight in hopes that we'd be able to lie in bed and watch the eclipse if we could stay awake that long.  The moon was barely visible as clouds passed in front of it, and by the time Ed got there, half an hour later, it was entirely hidden by pretty solid clouds.

Maybe it all cleared up by 12:30-1:30, but probably not.  However, I do remember watching the total eclipse about 6-7 (?) years ago.  We were up on the Sunshine Coast, north of Vancouver, and we went on a really cold, crispy, crystally night around 8 p.m., out on the Roberts Creek pier, and watched it for about an hour as it came and went.  It was so surprisingly red.  And the pictures I saw of last night's also showed that same, surprising red.

2014 the next one.  I doubt if I'll be around for that one, but if I am, how about earlier in the evening, and not too cold?  If I'm going to watch astronomical splendors, nice to be comfy, as well.  That's humans for you: they not only want ice cream in summer, but they'd like it in a cut-glass bowl with an antique sterling silver spoon.  And nice music in the background?


BuckyHermit said...

Apparently some areas of Abbotsford were lucky enough to see the eclipse, near Sumas Mountain. Grrrr.

Roger said...

I watched it from my place near Stevensville, MT, 30 miles south of Missoula. The sky was very clear, so I had a great view. From what I have heard, a lot of the country was clouded over or storming, depriving many people of the spectacle. It was great!

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