What happened to the raining amphibians? Earth demolishing mega-quakes? Eternal burning fires? We were promised a lovely doomsday, but guess what? I’m still here—typing this damn sentence.
Well…maybe next time, right? Let’s keep our fingers crossed.
Nope, nada, zero, no way, I’m telling you the truth—brimstone did not rain from the vengeful sky—but something else was up there: a red faced moon. I managed to observe the full lunar eclipse, which only took me about…four years? I think. The clouds bent me over and screwed me for a very long time, leaving a bitter taste in my mouth. What? Don’t look at me like that.
The above image was taken with a 700mm refractor. The wider perspective shows a dim field of stars igniting against the perpetual dark. A standard full moon is pretty damn bright and it washes-out starlight. A lunar eclipse breaks the rules, allowing moon light and starlight to coexist.
…Are those tears I see?
…What? Did the clouds screw you? It’s okay! There, there—take a deep breath—we’ll get through this. Take a gander at my crude animation:
I know, I know! It’s far from the real deal, but it’s something, right? I’m sorry for my sloppy framing. Enjoy.