I love the moon! I did watch the blood moon and eclipse just after the supermoon lit up the sky. I watched our marvelous moon turn a glowing burnt copper color. There were clouds she threw her light to, and she peeked out of the holes in the clouds as if to play hide and seek. I did get fantastic photos of our moon before she blushed, before she retreated into the shadows. I think I found limitations with my camera, and found another thing I need to learn to adjust.
I watched her throughout the eclipse. It seemed to me that she cloaked herself in the clouds as children do when parents tuck them in. As she blushed parts of her glowed with intensity while the rest of her contrasted in darkness.
I imagined our predecessors alarm as they witnessed her collect her power for the coming change. She was huge in the sky and magnificently bright. I was in awe of her. As she traveled through her change in color entered shadows larger than herself I felt very small in the universe. At the same time I was exactly where I belonged within the universe. I was able to relax, enjoy the show, enjoy my own company. My friend and I discussed the upcoming event and our own plan. Neither of us were satisfied with our photographs of the beautiful red Luna, but that is the nature of things. I believe its the journey through the universe that matters most, not the result at the end of your personal journey. It was fun to discuss the challenges, how we might overcome them. I witnessed the most moving eclipse of my life and for that I felt a kinship with Luna. She is remarkable.
Here is Highway 4 moon. I am not yet finished with the photos I took this past weekend so would like to show you again one of my personal favorites. This photo was taken on Highway 4 in California on the way home from Reno. Luna was gorgeous that day!