a Taj MuttHall Dog Diary: Red Moon

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Red Moon

SUMMARY: It's after midnight, and something red is lurking in the dark...

...Without the moonlight, you see a sight that almost stops your heart
You try a snapshot, but dark clouds hide the sight before you take it
You start to freeze as cold winds hit you right between the eyes
You search the skies--

'Cause this is thriller eclipse night!
And no one's gonna get that shot unless you do it right
You know it's chilly, thriller night!
You're waiting for a gap among the cloudy, cloudy night!

(Oh, right, those lyrics--you remember Thriller, ya?)

The Merle Girls were thrilled that I was outside with them and started racing around madly with their toy. Who cared if it was half past midnight? Tika quickly assessed the cold wind and the boring Human Mom and retreated inside; The Booster kept hoping.


  1. I got up to see it too. Very cool photo! I didn't even attempt one.

  2. It was difficult trying to focus--so dark, so small, and clouds moving across over and over. The air was so clean, but oh, well, it'll have to do. :-)

  3. That's beautiful. I got up at 2:30 to check it out here in Michigan. When I went to bed at 11:30 the moon was beautiful, skies clear. At 2:30 the first layers of clouds at arrived and it just looked like a crescent moon behind a cloud. Glad you got the shot though! I was wondering if it really turned red!

  4. It really does! Actually, in any lunar eclipse, the "dark" part of the moon is red; it's just that the rest is so bright that you don't notice it.