:: Thursday, May 15, 2003 ::
North America was treated to a beautiful lunar eclipse tonight. Since it was cloudy over Chicago tonight, we drove out toward DeKalb where it had cleared off. It's always more fun to look at the sky when you have a PhD. student in Astronomy along with you. He pointed out some of my favorite constellations. We work well as a pair. He can point out the constellations, and I can tell him the mythology behind them (well, some of them, at least).
This was the first time I've seen a total lunar eclipse, I think. It's pretty impressive when the moon turns totally black and then suddenly becomes reddish-brown.
:: Matt 5/15/2003 11:53:00 PM :: permalink ::