Sunday night was a rare Total Lunar Eclipse of a Supermoon. Did you see it?
I had forgotten about it and was reminded by a friend. I immediately went outside and gazed into the night sky… I saw stars. I could not see the moon. Where the heck was this moon?
In my mind, I pictured the moon looking like this…
Naturally I was confused by the fact that I couldn’t see it. I came back inside a bit puzzled and mentioned to Gary that I couldn’t find the moon. It sounds crazy I know. He said it was probably behind the trees and couldn’t be seen from the house. I agreed that this must be the case. I figured that in order to see the moon I probably needed to drive outside of our neighborhood a little ways to get a clear view. Since I needed to drive and couldn’t simply see the moon from my front yard, I decided to change out of my pajamas and put on real clothes. By real clothes, I mean yoga pants. (Don’t judge me. I’m keeping it real people. #forrealfriday ).
I mentioned to the kids that I was going to drive to see the moon. They all agreed to go with me. I grabbed my purse, keys and hollered for everyone to hurry up.
How long do these things last? I’m no expert… Obviously.
We all piled in the Explorer, buckled our seatbelts, and backed out of the driveway. I put the car in gear and drove about 20 yards to the end of the street, and there was the moon shining bright in the night sky, right outside of the driver’s side window. I slammed on the brakes and with a shout exclaimed, “There’s the moon!”
We drove the car the 20 yards back to the house and parked it in the driveway. We walked to the end of the street, like perfectly normal people, and enjoyed the show. I had to laugh. I wonder what the neighbors must think of us.
The moon did not look like the above picture, it looked more like this…
Which could be the reason why I missed it.
Do I often ignore the moon? Perhaps I do.
This should not happen. The blood moon on Sunday night was beautiful and amazing.
How many other things of beauty do I miss on a regular basis?
The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands. Psalm 19:1
#supermoon #lunareclipse #momproblems #focusedfaith
Photo courtesy of Fabio theguardian.com and Ryan Turoski