Thursday, June 16, 2011

Have you seen the Red Moon last night?

credits to google.com

Have you seen the Lunar eclipse last night? 

I was able to see this spectacular view from the comfort of my home. It was said that a red moon during a lunar eclipse is not a common sight and usually it takes decades to see one. 

I was lucky to see this and don't have to pay a fee! haha!

I actually stayed up until 3 in the morning to see the eclipse and how slowly the moon turns red. It actually had 3 colors if see it without binoculars. During the first few minutes there was a white, then succeeding is a faint orange that intensifies over a couple of minutes then it has turned into a fiery red. 

This Lunar eclipse is also the longest. it lasted for 11 minutes. The view was spectacular. Although there were obstructions where I was looking i.e. the commercial building besides our house. But nonetheless the scene was worth remembering. 

We'll never know when we'll be seeing another red moon. But I hope to see a blue moon next time ^_^

Much Love

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