Monthly Archives: October 2015

School Year has finally settled in. Did you enjoy the ‘Supermoon’?

I have finally been able to catch my breath after a busy start to the new school year. I must say a few words about the famous supermoon blood Moon evil end of days eclipse that occurred this past Sunday night in the U.S. I missed it. The night started out heavily overcast and, after giving a quick look at about 9:30 PM, I gave up and went inside to get cozy and ready for bed. Of course it cleared up! Oh well, there’ll be another nice lunar eclipse coming along soon.
No, you won’t have to wait until 2030 or whatever. (But that’s what they said on the news!)
Yeah, okay. A lunar eclipse at perigee is closer than your usual eclipse, but not THAT much bigger. There will be a pretty nice eclipse for North America in January of 2019, a little more than three years away. The Moon will be totally within the Earth’s shadow for about an hour. Should be great.
I shall now vent about the media hype on this most recent eclipse. It’s nice that the various outlets alerted everyone to the event, but the tone of blood Moon supermoon very rare don’t miss this or your completely out of luck… was a bit much.

I guess I am trying to point out, as I always have, that amazing and beautiful things happen in the sky quite often. If you bother to look.

The bard said something more or less related but better, perhaps:

There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio,
Than are dreamt of in your philosophy.
– Hamlet (1.5.167-8), Hamlet to Horatio