Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Lunar Eclipse

When I was a kid (don't remember how old), there was an eclipse. Like the kind you needed a special viewing box to see. It's a memory I will never forget-and thought it would be fun for the kids to see an eclipse and read about why it happens. I guess that's the homeschooler coming out in me. :) Anyway-it was a super clear night, we woke up at 1:30 and got in the van wrapped up in blankets. The temp was 5..yes, 5 degrees. brrrrr. We didn't stay up for the whole thing, I timed it so they could see the moon go in to the full eclipse and watch it turn "red", then we headed back to bed. So glad we did it!


Steve and Jan said...

Very cool pictures!! I checked the moon at 10:30pm and it was so clear out, but went to bed knowing that at 1:30am would be an eclipse, just too lazy to get up. Paige looks like she would rather be in bed dreaming of the moon! :>)

christa said...

Nice pictures! Too bad I found out that there was an eclipse the next morning after seeing everyone's posts on facebook! oh well - I'm sure I wouldn't have gotten out of my warm bed to see it. :)