Tuesday, December 21, 2010

lunar eclipse, and blogging elsewhere

Current work: revisions
Listening to: whatever the kids are playing
Reading: next on TBR

Didn’t even set foot outside yesterday as it was subzero all day. So I worked in the morning, and spent the afternoon playing board games with the children.

This morning, there was a total lunar eclipse - the first visible from the UK in 3 years, AND it's on the winter solstice. (Edit: this is the first time the eclipse has coincided with the winter solstice since 1638, when Charles I was on the throne.) Sadly, the position of the moon (low north-werst horizon) meant that I didn’t get to see it properly – the view was blocked by the trees in the field at the back of our garden. Did anyone else get a good view (and/or pictures)? (There is also going to be a partial solar eclipse on January 4. Yup, Kate Nerdy is back. Actually, I can remember my parents being fascinated by eclipses as well, and they both taught me constellation names when I was tiny.)

Today, I’m blogging over at the PHS in the Travel Tuesday slot. You can guess where I’m talking about *g* - and do go over and say hello.


Rachel Lyndhurst said...

Lunar eclipse? Oops! I was asleep. I'm loving having no school run!



Anonymous said...

I sat on balcony, nice glass of wine (it's night time in oz) and watched moon rising - THEN it dipped behind clouds and I didn't get to see the eclipse.
Thinking of you this month, know it's always a difficult one for you, especially this year.

Caroline said...

Missed it too! Drat. Caroline x

Flowerpot said...

I looked out of the window but couldnt see that lunar eclipse! I am so sorry for your loss Kate and wil be thinking of you too. Take care xx