We experienced a total lunar eclipse last night — and this morning at 6:50am Eastern — Janna took this image with her iPhone of a dying moon, still shining in its ghostly, copper, glory, as it falls into the horizon at the Journal Square PATH train station in Jersey City, New Jersey. The moon, if you can’t see it, is dipping right below the traffic lights in the lower center of the image.
Total lunar eclipses are special because they provide a range of colors as the moon treads through the sky in the earth’s shadow:
As it slips into the darkness, the moon will change colors that can range from a dull gray to a brilliant copper-red with a bright blue rim. While the earth blocks direct rays from the sun, the atmosphere refracts some of the light into the shadow.
The moon is a powerful meme. We know the Wolfman lurks under a full moon — but is the moon a feminine energy or a masculine one?
Do you think think the moon has the power to pull and influence the water in our bodies? When a full moon blossoms, does erratic human behavior flow?
The next total lunar eclipse will take place on December 21, 2010 — mark it on your calendar right now to give it a copper memeing you will never forget.