Lunar Eclipse

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I realized my pants were on backward. 'Oh well,' I thought as I stumbled out the front door. 'It's 1:30am. No one's gonna notice.'

My wife stood under our tree, looking up at the moon. All but a sliver was glowing reddish orange. There was no way my camera would get me a usable shot. I decided to photoshop something instead.

So I did.


Eclipse

There are a couple images of the 2010 Lunar Eclipse circulating the internet right now. Even if you didn't wake your children up to see the eclipse last night, this is a excellent opportunity to discuss some very interesting things, such as:

  • What is an eclipse?
  • Why does the moon look red?
  • Speaking of red moons, let's look at some Scripture passages which feature a red moon.
  • There's also plenty of fascinating topics to discuss when it comes to winter solstice, such as history, astronomy, religion, agriculture, physics and more.
  • You could also discuss the long periods of time between eclipses. Sadly, despite the few hints which piqued my interest, I yet to find a good article on this topic.

Did you get up to see the eclipse?

 ~Luke Holzmann
Filmmaker, Writer, Empty Nester

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