Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Nighttime Wanderings: Part I

Dear Friends,

There was a lunar eclipse this morning. According to the internet that is when the Sun, Moon and Earth are aligned with the Earth in the middle. I probably didn't need to explain that to you smarties. But me and the two friends who watched it with me were having a hard time figuring it out this morning at 5:30 AM, as we stood groggily clutching our coffee. We uttered such intelligent musings such as; "Does a lunar eclipse mean that the moon covers the sun? How is that possible?", "Wow that's pretty." and "Who is blasting mariachi music right now?"

It was my RA Emily who came up with the final intelligent explanation for a lunar eclipse.

Last night at 12 PM I asked my roommate Laura if she thought sleeping on the lawn of the college campus and waking up to see the eclipse was a good idea. She thought it was not. She said that the campus security would probably find me and mistake me for a homeless person. She had the more sane idea of waking up at 5:15, taking some coffee and blankets, watching the eclipse and then returning to bed. She is also very smart.

So that is what we did! Here are a couple photos. We wanted to take a photo of the eclipse, but it didn't show up on our cameras. So we did the next best thing: Selfies!

This is our first selfie attempt. Laura and Emily are
looking adorable at 5 AM.  I look crazed. 

They let me try again. The result is way cuter. Plus I added a vintage tint. 

The eclipse was beautiful. The moon was full and a reddish glow was creeping across it. One edge hadn't yet been covered and it was bright yellow. Here is my attempt at an illustration.

This was my first nighttime wandering of the week. Tune in tomorrow to hear about the next one!

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