21 Dec 2010

Total Lunar Eclipse, 21 December 2010

I couldn’t believe how lucky I was last night, to find myself alone this 2am, because for the first time in 372 years, a total lunar eclipse occurred on the date of the northern winter solstice.

The clouds had parted for the occasion and the sky was at its blackest black, framed by the edges of lush jungle trees on this sleeping island. It was a spectacular show with blinking and shooting stars, with only one wish made. On every one of them. I couldn’t believe the colours. Or how long she hung in the sky, swollen like this. I waited an hour before falling sleepy so I never got to watch her final exit. I wish I had.

I am so grateful to be here. So grateful.


  • karen
    December 21, 2010 Reply

    I missed the last one, too. Damn.

  • Dan
    December 21, 2010 Reply

    Lucky !! I wish i could have seen it. All sorts of clouds here in Pittsburgh, and I was just to tired to stay awake for it. Maybe next time.

    • } bird {
      December 21, 2010 Reply

      Thanks for the tipoff Dan! If you hadn’t told me it was happening in a few hours I’d have missed it!! Im glad at least you have some gorgeous pics to show the girls.

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