20 February 2008

Lunar Eclipse

I got to see most of tonight's lunar eclipse from my post on the planet. The weather temperature was mild, so I sat in my driveway and pondered things beyond the clouds. The sky got a bit cloudy though, so I missed a good portion of it.

It is nights like this I wish I had a good telescope. Saturn's rings are supposed to be visible, as will Regulus (the brightest star in the constellation Leo) NASA reports that saturn and regulus will actually sandwich the moon. I am sorry to miss that. Maybe by the next lunar eclipse I will have a telescope........Santa? Are you listening?

1 comment:

Writing Sisu said...

I'm such a geek. LSU has an observatory, and I didn't go and watch the eclipse. Bad me!

I'm glad you enjoyed it and the pondering.