August 21 was a day that captured the attention of the entire United States. Yes, for a little while, we would be in total darkness! And we would be in awe the whole time!
But, not all of us lived in or were close to the “path of totality” of the total solar eclipse. Fortunately for me, I wasn’t too far away and a good friend lived right smack in the middle of it, in Westmoreland, Tennessee. Better still, he owned a nice bit of land with a great view in all directions and the weather was clear blue skies!
This is just as the moon was about to cover the Sun. It literally took about 15 seconds from beginning to block the Sun until fully blocking it.
What a spectacular day it was!
Even when I was a kid, I’ve always had a fascination with the moon. It’s up there and it seems so close!
(Taken by me in August 29, 2015)
On Sunday it’ll be extra BIG because it’s so close in its orbit around Earth, so it’ll be a Super Moon. And, it will also be a total lunar eclipse that will be best viewable in the eastern half of the U.S. This image shows the various viewing zones on earth.
And, this video will help!
Anticipating this Super Moon and lunar eclipse, I decided to take a few pictures tonight, through a hazy sky.
And, there is no truth to the rumor that my Sweetheart, my fiancée, was seen riding a great white shark across the face of the moon, as far as anyone can tell.
Continuing the “outer space” theme of the moment, this is called the Rosette Nebula, and you can see why.
And, this is the Red Rose of Saturn, which is a huge storm on the planet.