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Monday, 21 January 2019

Yawn

I did something really daft last night, or was it this morning?  I woke up just after 3.00, checked the time and decided that "it was a sign" so I got up, got dressed and watched the lunar eclipse.  Silly girl, I don't do well without a full eight hours, and as I didn't go back to bed until after totality (which was 5.12am) I am beyond knackered today.

No photos because I couldn't be ***ed to get M.'s camera and lenses out (they are optimised for astronomy) and also because I wanted to just sit and experience the eclipse, not spend all my time fussing with photographs.  It is certainly true that the best things in life are not things, and it was definitely worth today's exhaustion.  Total eclipses only happen every two or three years and there is more chance of it being wet and cloudy than having the clear sky I was blessed with last night.  I can catch up on lost sleep, but I will have last night's memories for a very long time.

The day has not been a total bust:  laundry, fill the log baskets, the usual daily housework, trip to the supermarket.



Although I know I didn't disturb Daisy during the night, she too seems very sleepy today:



Supper now, then a very early night.  I have some Zzzzz's to catch up on.



12 comments:

  1. I've not been sleeping well recently, so I thought I might as well take advantage and watch the eclipse. Of course last night was the first time in ages I wasn't awake at 4.30! I'm glad you were able to enjoy it. X

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    1. Sorry you missed it Jules, but being positive - you got a few hours more sleep. xx

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  2. I didn't go to bed until gone 4am - busy writing a blog post - but totally forgot about the eclipse or I would have gone out to have a look. And it was a very clear night here too :(

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    1. And a very impressive blog post it was! A definite "aww" moment :-)

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  3. Glad you got to experience it, even with no photos. 8 hours sleep! What's that? 6 is probably the best I ever get & that's not often. We evidently had a blood wolf moon(never heard of that before), here a few nights ago, but I only saw an ordinary full moon on Friday night (I think). Take care.

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    1. Thanks Susan. Just because I ~need~ eight hours doesn't mean I always achieve it :-)

      Blood moons and wolf moons and the like are just modern media needing to label everything. It's stupid, BUT, if it gets people outside and looking up then I can forgive it :-)

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  4. A tiny bit envious as we had fog and lowish cloud (or more fog) all that night. I think our village is in some kind of astronomical Bermuda triangle as any time anything exciting happens it's a cloudy or misty night. :-)

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    1. Sorry . . . but so many times it is US under a think blanket of cloud. I knew that being up would wipe me out but so often the weather prevents us from seeing stuff I felt I had to take the opportunity.

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  5. Lovely for you to watch the eclipse, I don't blame you for just enjoying it, not daft at all.

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    1. Thanks Eileen, there are so many we don't get to see, this one was something of a gift.

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  6. Hooray for seeing it, but lost sleep is not nice.

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    1. True, but I can catch up on sleep, I cannot get that eclipse back another day. xx

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