Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Full Moon & Eclipse!

Tonight was full moon run #96 for the buffalo. Since this event was "canceled" by the Moon Master, we had only one solo runner show up in the cold to run the trails at Lake of the Woods (that would be the moon dude himself). I thought last month's moon was bright...but this one was spectacular! The lightly snow covered trails and prairie reflected the moon light and gave the earth an odd moonscape look. Quite fitting.

An extra special event took place later in the evening...a lunar eclipse! The moon run was over by 7:30pm. It was too cold to hang out for an extra hour so I went home, showered, ate, drank, and came back for the lunar eclipse around 9pm. Cold and crisp weather was perfect for viewing the eclipse. It was a nice brown-red color at full eclipse. Won't have another one like that until late in 2010. Fortunately, a regular full moon will be back in about 27 days. And only four more moon runs to reach 100. Our next moon run is on Friday, March 21 at 7:30pm.

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