People in Hawaii were treated to a spectacular lunar eclipse last night. It was an impressive evening show that started about 10:51 p.m. and lasted for a few hours.
From our Puna front yard on the Big Island, Hawaii, we had prime seats to this natural phenomenon of the full moon disappearing into the shadow of the earth. The weather was perfect with a clear cloudless night sky, cool night air, no rain, and tons of bright stars (we saw several shooting stars).
We turned off all the lights in the house and went outside. We wanted to experience the full natural effect of the Hawaiian lunar eclipse with no light radiating from the house. We also live in a rural area so there is no light pollution from any town or city.
It was really really dark, but it made the moon look that much more beautiful. As the shadow of the earth slowly passed over the luminous moon, it turned a shimmery copper color. The photo is not from last night, it is a photo off the web from NASA, but this is pretty much what we saw.
Don't feel left out if you missed this truly marvelous lunar eclipse seen from Hawaii. The next one is scheduled to make an appearance in Hawaii in December 2010, so make plans to be here!
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