Stupid cloud cover…
So, I got up early this morning at 4:30 am, and headed to the Seattle waterfront (on Pier 66, upper level), to see the once in a lifetime combo of the Moon being a full Super, Blue, and Lunar Eclipse. The sight would have been amazing, given the reflection of the Elliot Bay waters and possible surrounding clouds.
Sadly, the distant cloud layer was too thick and overbearing, hogging the vision to itself. You could see a little glow from the moonlight above the mountains, and that was all for the duration until Moonset. The air was cold but shared nearby with other disappointed persons. We stared, and made the most of the moment, talking and chuckling at teasing of reddish moonlight.
Well, there will be more rare happenings to behold, or not. But what matters is that I was ready for either.
– Orion T
Thank you for your determination….and for giving me a good laugh at “Oh, stupid clouds!!!!!!” But it was a fun social occasion anyway???
As much as I love living in Seattle, it has to be one of the worst places on the planet for observing celestial events! I was disappointed too, but I didn’t even bother leaving home once I got a look at the clouds on webcams. Those of you who went out anyway hoping for breaks in the clouds have my respect for your determination.