One More Memory

At the risk of being officially labeled late to the party, I’m posting photos from the lunar eclipse last month.

lunar eclipse from Washington, December 2010

I remember watching a lunar eclipse when I was a kid, though I don’t think the one I remember required waking up in the middle of the night. My folks did get me up for Halley’s comet in 1986, though I remember being cold and the frequent comment that I would probably get to see it twice (it returns in 2061) more than I remember actually seeing the comet. Who knows what Caitlyn will remember of this recent eclipse – the event itself or the novelty of being woken in the middle of the night or something else entirely.

Caitlyn's first lunar eclipse, December 2010

We stood outside, wrapped in a quilt, and watched the moon (through the clouds) as it disappeared into totality. Caitlyn sounded a bit exasperated with the adults as we made various suggestions for what was going on: Was something eating the moon? No, she’d sigh, it’s a shadow.


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