In the light of a blood red moon...

overcash1_med.jpgGet ready for it! Another lunar eclipse to ooo and ahh over. This one is happening relatively early too, starting October 27 just after 9PM EDT and ending just before 1 AM with totality somewhere in the middle (around 10:23 PM EDT).

I've always found lunar eclipses much more interesting than solar eclipses. For one, you don't need dark welder's glass to see them. They happen at night when it's quieter, which isn't a problem as long as you've got a decent supply of coffee or whatever your stimulant of choice is. And I like the colours.

So in two weeks, head out with your comfy lawn chair, some blankets and a thermos of coffee or other caffeinated beverage and find a nice dark field to plop yourself down into. Chill out, watch the moon slowly dissolve into an orange disk and enjoy.

The photo is a lunar eclipse on May 15, 2003, photographed by Loyd Overcash of Houston, Texas nabbed from the Lunar Eclipse Gallery.