Anybody else stay up late/roll out of bed to see this morning's lunar eclipse? We had high clouds right up until a few minutes before totality, and then the breeze picked up, the sky cleared, and this...
Seen from my suburban driveway, and a handheld shot with the camera pressed against a fencepost for support and the digital zoom fully engaged. I watched for about 20 minutes, posted the pics, and then went back to bed. This morning I was half-convinced that it was a dream.
The post's title is taken from this song, which was a favorite of my daughter's when she was an infant, and was one of the 2am "please go back to sleep" songs that all parents must discover on their own. I caught myself humming to myself early this morning as I stood in the dark in pajamas and bathrobe, fumbling for the "low light" setting on the camera.
Now this same daughter is talking about being an astronomer. I approve! There's another eclipse in October. If we have clear weather, maybe I'll sing the harmony part next time.