Monday, December 12, 2011

Melody Monday and My Weekend







I had a very busy weekend, but it was full of fun stuff. On Saturday I met up with a good friend for lunch and then we headed over to Balboa Park just to walk around. 

(I did a summer series sharing about Balboa Park here and here if you want to see more pictures of the location. It's gorgeous!)




Huge tree set up for The Grinch Who Stole Christmas play. That's me on the left :)





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I'm a huge fan of anything space, stars, astronomy, so I was excited to hear that there was going to be a total lunar eclipse Saturday morning. 
So excited, that I woke up at 6am and set up my tripod and camera on my day off. 

A total lunar eclipse only happens when there is a full moon and the Earth is directly between the sun and the moon, blocking the sun's rays and casting a shadow on the moon. (source)

The moon took on a reddish glow, as some indirect sunlight continued to reach it after passing through the Earth's atmosphere. Since the atmosphere scatters blue light, only red light strikes the moon, giving it a crimson hue. The next total lunar eclipse will be in 2014. (source)



Have a great week! This is my last week of work before I get two weeks off for winter break! Woo!



2 comments:

  1. I looove Balboa park! How I wish I lived closer to it.. San Diego is the best!

    Janette, the Jongleur

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