To find something appropriate for this week’s Flashback Friday, I went digging through my collection of CD-Rs.  I’m winter weary, so I didn’t want to look back at other snowy winters past.  Then I came across this…

On Feb. 20, 2008, there was a total lunar eclipse. My husband took these pictures, starting with the total eclipse.  We watched with awe from a window on our stairwell, the best place in our house for moon viewing.

DSCF6272-2The total eclipse turned the moon into a reddish color, more like Mars than our moon!

DSCF6273-2An eclipse of the moon is when Earth comes between the sun and the moon, blocking out the sun’s light which normally reflects off the moon, making it appear white and bright. This phenomenon only can occur when the moon is at full moon phase.

DSCF6274-2As the position of the Earth moved relative to the sun and moon, the eclipse waned, and gradually the moon grew bright again.


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