Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Lunar Eclipse from atop Starved Rock

This morning John and I got up at 5 am (local time) and, with flashlight in hand, descended the 150 steps down from the lodge and across the gorge and back up to Starved Rock for the lunar eclipse.  What a perfect spot---saw the whole eclipse, as well as actual bright stars (rarely visible in GR), including the Big Dipper, Orion, and even the Seven Sisters. Also a beautiful sunrise. If there were a category for it, we would make the Guinness World Book of Records, not necessarily for being the only ones who have ever seen the lunar eclipse from atop Starved Rock, but surely the oldest ones. Here's John barely visible in the sunrise.