Thursday, October 09, 2014

New Lunar with Grainy Photos

Koji's teacher sent home a sheet yesterday saying the lunar eclipse would be ON at 7:55 pm. So at 7:38 we trooped out for a moon-watching stroll. Witness the below spectacular iPhone photo evidence. 

Stunning, isn't it? My photos are horrid but the moon was amazingly beautiful! Too bad a peaceful walk with three kids who should be in bed is an oxymoron. Peace sheesh. 

See that teeny bright dot in the middle of the photo? Absolutely stunning! Did you know if you missed this one, you may have another chance next year? Look at this page to see the schedule. The next one in about a year from now will not be visible from Japan so I truly am glad we went out walking last night. Really. Truly. Let me leave you with these better words: 

Psalm 8 English Standard Version (ESV)

Lord, our Lord,
    how majestic is your name in all the earth!
You have set your glory above the heavens.
    Out of the mouth of babies and infants,
you have established strength because of your foes,
    to still the enemy and the avenger.
When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers,
    the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
what is man that you are mindful of him,
    and the son of man that you care for him?
Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings[b]
    and crowned him with glory and honor.
You have given him dominion over the works of your hands;
    you have put all things under his feet,
all sheep and oxen,
    and also the beasts of the field,
the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea,
    whatever passes along the paths of the seas.
Lord, our Lord,
    how majestic is your name in all the earth!

1 comment:

Jane Lucas said...

Awesome, illustrated commentary on the work of HIS hands. We missed it here. Eli got up in the night to see it but only from the vantage point of his bedroom window which yielded him no results. Great parenting on your part. :-)