Blood Moon

Any of you early risers catch this morning’s lunar eclipse? We might have missed it had it not been for the vigilance of Field Marshal Turkish von Turkenstein (commander, 1st Feline Home Defense Regiment), who discerned a threat to the State brewing and roused us at 5 a.m. for a brisk inspection of the perimeter.

If I were a better photographer, or were awakened more easily (think Dracula asked to leave his coffin before sunset), I’d have had a go at a snap or two of this third Blood Moon eclipse in a series of four. Instead we just enjoyed the five-minute spectacle. Sorry ’bout that.

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13 Responses to “Blood Moon”

  1. Steve O Says:

    I set my Fitbit silent alarm to get me up for it. Unfortunately, the vibrating wristband appears to be completely ineffective when I’m in certain REM stages.

    Not helping was a visit from Rug Rat #1 at 0100 hours and then one from #2 0300. (I’ve really gotta do something about those monsters in the closet. ) Getting out of bed felt like I was swimming through oatmeal with a 75 lb ruck.

  2. Pat O'Brien Says:

    I have an excuse for sleeping through it. Benadryl.

    • JD Dallager Says:

      Me too, Pat: Ignorance and old age!! 🙂

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Oy. I’ve been trying to do without the Claritin-D 12-hour, but abstinence has consequences. Bwaugh. Foonk. Snargle. Phahhhh.

    • Pat O'Brien Says:

      Oy vey indeed! Spring arrived down here about 3-4 weeks early. But the mulberries are done blooming, and our ash tree, one of the last varieties to bloom and leaf out, should be done with the pollen puffing in about a week, maybe two. Then I can put the snot pot and benadryl away until September when the damn ragweed starts some shit.
      We had the warmest February on record, and the second warmest March. Tucson and Phoenix have already had multiple 90 degree days. Send those climate change deniers down here, and I’ll pop them in the solar oven for an hour or two.

  3. GJ_John Says:

    I got rousted at 5:15am (MDT) by a hacking alarm clock, otherwise known as a hairball. One of those long-hairs around here resists grooming at all costs, preferring instead the “lick and puke” fur reduction process.

    So, being up and about anyway, I too ventured into the chilly outside to gaze upon the shadowed moon. As the sun rose behind me, I tried waving vigorously hoping to see my silhouetted form dancing about 400,000 km away. To my surprise and disappointment, it didn’t work.

  4. Steve O Says:

    Goodness … Please tell me we don’t have six months of media frenzy over enddays loonies. (See what I did there?) Looks like this random tetrad business is being interpreted to “confirm” that a certain Kenyan-born socialist is in fact the Anti-Christ.

    Here’s one:

    COINCIDENTAL?? The final Super Blood Moon occurs on 9/28/2015. It may be interesting to see what date occurred exactly 7 Biblical years before, inclusive of that date. 7 x 360 = 2520 days before was November 4, 2008. What happened on that day?? Was a covenant with many confirmed via an acceptance speech?

    • Patrick O'Grady Says:

      Please open your Babbles and turn to the Book of Gabby, Your Sacred Cowboy:

      “You know, this reminds me very little of the time my guru sent me out to clean up the karma in Artful Dodge City. I stumped into the Last Chant Saloon. … There was a passel of them theosophists at the other end of the bar, raisin’ the Devil. Had him about 10 feet off the floor, and I could tell by the red clay in his hooves and his black aura that he was up to no good. So I look him straight in the eye and said, ‘Sam Paku, there ain’t enough room in this life cycle for both of us.’ And the Devil up and challenged me to a game of 10-card tarot, pentacles wild. Well, I seen him deal a High Priestess from the bottom of the deck, and then. …”

    • Pat O'Brien Says:

      “If I never get to heaven I don’t care
      I been down to the crossroads
      And there ain’t no devil down there
      They got the whole town shakin’
      I’m in L.A.
      They got the blues in Mississippi
      I’m going back some day
      And I ain’t gonna fuss and fight
      I ain’t stayin’ up all night
      Worryin’ ’bout the things that I can’t change
      Let everybody think I’m a little bit strange.”
      Muddy Water by Keb Mo

  5. khal spencer Says:

    I set the alarm and got up for it, but it was socked in overcast in my part of BombTown.

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