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Eclipse Night Minus 2 [Apr. 12th, 2014|09:00 pm]
There were butterflies around the lilacs again today, and lots of other little insects flying about the balmy garden. But because the day was not as warm as yesterday I had to close my windows at five o'clock this evening, and the house only got up to 69 degrees (yesterday it went over 70.) That means the furnace might come on sometime after midnight tonight. Tomorrow morning might be chilly, too, but it should warm up again before I go shopping in the afternoon. I'm wondering if I should try to find some special eclipse-related snacks. Moon Pies, perhaps, or maybe a blood orange. Neither of them would go well with beer, though, and I intend to toast the moon with a bottle of Sierra Nevada Ruthless Rye. Maybe I'll just make popcorn.

The approaching celestial event has driven everything else out of my mind, so I have nothing else to say. Tomorrow I'll probably be even closer to speechless. I hope I don't forget Sunday Verse.

[User Picture]From: daisydumont
2014-04-13 09:22 pm (UTC)
>Moon Pies, perhaps, or maybe a blood orange.

I like both ideas! A few minutes ago, I went to a world time clock page to see when the eclipse is to be (possibly) visible here and came up with 11 PM. Is that about what you're anticipating?

If you forget the Sunday verse, I will clamor for same.
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[User Picture]From: flying_blind
2014-04-14 12:46 am (UTC)
The moon starts getting munched at 10:58 PM. Totality is from 12:07 AM to 1:25 AM. The moon will be at its reddest around 12:47 AM, which will be the middle of totality. The moon will be whole again at 2:33 AM.

Wikipedia has a time conversion chart, and an animation of how it will look (but fast.)
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[User Picture]From: daisydumont
2014-04-14 12:53 am (UTC)
Oh, thank you! I'll hope for clear skies for both of us. :)
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