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What is tattoo Tuesday about?

April 15, 2014

eclipse tattoo

The tattoo this week is about the lunar eclipse.  A lunar eclipse is a fascinating sight.  This time, however, I missed it because this is what I woke up to.

daffs

I hope the daffodils survive.   I was at the beach on Sunday – brought a book and a lawn chair and sat in the sun – temps in the upper 70s at least.  The temperature of the lake?  That is another matter entirely.  It won’t warm up until much later. Too often we go from winter directly into summer (and back again) here is the Connecticut Western Reserve.

I will try to catch another lunar eclipse later in the year.  This information is from NASA:

For people in the United States, an extraordinary series of lunar eclipses is about to begin.

The action starts on April 15th when the full Moon passes through the amber shadow of Earth, producing a midnight eclipse visible across North America. So begins a lunar eclipse tetrad—a series of 4 consecutive total eclipses occurring at approximately six month intervals.  The total eclipse of April 15, 2014, will be followed by another on Oct. 8, 2014, and another on April 4, 2015, and another on Sept. 28 2015.

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2 comments

  1. Eclipses are part of Nature and Nature is the sort of thing that one observes carefully like the lab that waited over 100 years for a droplet of tar to elongate and fall from a spigot. The wonder isn’t that it happened but that, unlike stupid eclipses, somebody actually saw it happen. Stupid clouds.


    • Somewhere people take clear skies for granted. I was in Arizona once – and was stunned by the big, dark sky and the number of stars I could see. A native of the area said, “Oh, yeah, it’s always like this.”



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