Sunday, February 24, 2008

Lunar Eclipse

On Wednesday, we left for Bible Study Fellowship at our church, the sky was overcast, and it was chilly. But, we hid high hopes that the moon would be breaking through the clouds once the service was over. As we walked to our vehicle, the sky broke and there in all of its night time glory was the lunar eclipse occurring! Wow! We shouted for Joel, but he was a bit late.

Still hoping that the sky would clear, even for just a few minutes, we decided to breakout the binoculars and peer at the cloudy sky, for just a glimpse of the Moon. We were able to view not only the moon, but also Saturn which was very bright that night.

About fifteen minutes after we arrived home, Phoebe, Johanna & Jaden sat atop the Jeep, I heard the shout (I was preparing dinner), "there it is", and came roaring out the back door! Sure enough... there was the moon. It was so beautiful, because by this time, the face of the moon that we see on earth had been covered by the sun and it was beginning to glow a dark golden orange, similar to a hunter's or harvest moon. Joel was unable to take any pictures, but he did find some up on Ken Ham's blog. Dr. Jason Lisle is the Astronomer for Answers in Genesis, and he was able to capture the stages of the Lunar eclipse. I hope you enjoy these beautiful pictures of the "lesser light", and reflect on the beautiful light that we all enjoy at night.

"Then God said, "Let there be light"; and there was light. And God saw the light, and it was good; and God divided the light from the darkness. God called the light Day, and the darkness He called Night. So the evening and the morning were the first day." Genesis 1:3-5

"The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, And night unto night reveals knowledge." Psalm 19:1-2

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