I figured out how to use my tripod and turn on the night mode on my camera, just in time for the blood moon eclipse last night.
I first noticed the moon while walking home from snowboarding. It was hovering just above the horizon, eerily huge. I tried to take a picture of it, but it never looks the same on the screen.
I decided to stay up that night to watch the eclipse. We run on Mountain Time up here, so I wouldn't have to stay up as late as you ordinary folks in the eastern time zone, but still it was definitely past my bed time. It was worth it. So I set up a lawn chair on my front step and watched the moon while listening to Cat Power on my headphones.
...and then got cold. So at around one in the morning, I went inside and watched from my living room window instead. Which, as it turned out, had just as good a view.
moon above house. I wish my neighbour would shut off her lights
Then I realized the northern lights were also out at the same time.
Nunavut is a magical place.
I went outside for a walk.
i saw it written and i saw it say
pink moon is on its way
and none of you stand so tall
pink moon is gonna get you all
The next night, the moon was even fuller and brighter, although it was no longer blood red.
Next month, the sun will stop setting. I am going to miss the night.
Bunnicula, lurking in the dark
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