In case you have been living under a rock, there was a special celestial event last night: a total lunar eclipse.
And I woke up for it.
Although it’s the “how” I woke up for it that was a little bizarre. Miss Phoebe actually woke me up.
Right at 2:58 am.
Which just so happened to be the precise moment of totality for this eclipse.
** ooooo-weeeeee-oooooo **
I had actually set my iPad alarm for 3 am, but was awoken by Phoebe meowing and pawing at my blinds. Her racket woke me up, so I groggily reached for the iPad to check the time.
I saw it turn to 2:59. Freeee-keeeee. So I got up, tossed on some sweat pants, and ventured out on my balcony where I had a first class view of the eclipse.
It was a brilliantly clear night here in Minnesota, and so quiet at 3 am! The moon was definitely a dusky orange-red. And shadowy. And there were a couple bright stars (probably planets) nearby.
It was pretty cool.
I tried to take a picture with my iPhone; this was the best I could do:
Now I kinda wish I had the forethought to charge the battery for my good camera. Or take some pics of the wispy cirrus clouds that were orange-colored.
Still, it was neat to see. And who knows if it will be as clear for the next ones?
Did anyone else wake up for the eclipse?
PS- two of my coworkers also saw the eclipse because their dogs woke them up to go outside. Curiouser and curiouser….;