We should have perfect viewing conditions tomorrow evening as the total lunar eclipse happens here at the ranch (January 20, 2019 starting at 9:41 PM CST) I have my camera gear ready and will bundle up to be out in the clear cold night to capture some of its mysterious beauty. I am looking for a pair of gloves that has the fingers cut out, but I may have to take an old pair and improvise. That way, I could just cut out the index and thumb and be slightly warmer. Yes, I like that idea better!
I’ve been interested in skywatching for a very long time. Mike and I met one icy cold night at the Stephen F. Austin Observatory forty years ago this month. I was a non-science major avoiding the flunk out course of biology and attending my first astronomy night lab, and Mike was a grad student who needed a flashlight to see his paper. I had the flashlight and the rest is history, as they say.
My other reason for following eclipses is the references to a blood moon in the Bible and its prophetic connection. No one knows the day or the hour when our Lord will return, but there are some signs we can watch for, and the blood moon is one of them.
This article is a good guide for the information you need to catch this astronomical event. Hope to be back here on Monday with some great pics.
Joel 2:31 “The sun shall be turned to darkness, and the moon to blood, before the great and awesome day of the LORD comes.”
I didn’t remember or know that the blood moon was Biblical! Very cool. I love that you had a flashlight for Mike to borrow! I’m looking forward to seeing your pictures!
Well we shall see about the pics. I continue to make amateur mistakes. Yesterday I tried to get photos of Bella’s birthday dinner and couldn’t get it to take a quick enough shot. I realized today I still had the 10 sec delay on. So I will try again at her party. #keeponkeepingon
Annette Geffert Rock Lake Ranch