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My Thoughts on the Eclipse

Updated on January 10, 2018

It came.
It happened
It is gone

Note: In the neck of the woods
where I live we were suppose to
have 94% of an eclipse, but it was
too cloudy to see anything. So life
goes on........................................

More Moon News:

The term blue moon refers to two full moons in any one calendar month. This is a more recent definition of this phenomenon, where the blue moon is considered to be the second full moon in a calendar month. Two full moons in one month may occur in any month out of the year except for February, which is shorter than the lunar cycle. An event as rare as two full moons in one month is naturally grounds for a celebration, and that's certainly what our Mayan brothers and sisters must have done many years ago. However this tradition has been been long forgotten, and lost over time. Let's all be happy that this is the only thing that the Mayan people expected to happen in the year 2012 when their calendar actually came to an end. We may not know everything that is involved with a full moon, but we do know that the tides of our oceans are controlled by the moon. We have seen some people act strangely upon the eve of a full moon. In folklore we know that the legendary werewolf goes on the prowl when a full moon rises into the night sky. We know that it's a lot lighter outside, and easier to see during a night when a full moon is up and out. Of course this also has a lot to with cloud cover as well. Finally we all know that there have been many songs and poems written about our big bright moon.

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      TheHoleStory 

      9 months ago from Parsons, West Virginia

      This is a great observation of that historic day. A lot of smart business folks out there in the world made a pretty penny on that day for just 2 minutes of action.

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      Andy 

      9 months ago

      Missed the Eclipse as well. Informative piece,did not know I had Mayan brothers Mum must of kept that secret. Thank you for this pleasant piece.

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      Elijah A Alexander Jr 

      9 months ago from Washington DC

      The reason I believe there was so much hype concerning that eclipse is because of things happening in government they were attempting to keep people from observing. I'm here in DC but couldn't hear anything it could have been hiding therefore it came, was seen and went without much except a lots of people watching it. When it was at it's maximum for the area I looked without eye protection at it and saw it wasn't anything special.

      The one thing I thought was spectacular about the eclipse was how every sliver of light hating the ground through the leaves of the trees showed the increase and the general light here was somewhat dim. Otherwise, it was only another day as usual except many people took late lunches to watch it making Meridian (Malcolm X) park - and probably most parks - be full of people at a time they wouldn't normally be.

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      Ellen 

      9 months ago

      The only reason I was interested in the eclipse is because I'm interested in astronomy. However, I understand why some people would feel there was too much hype. I think the scientists were interested for a good reason. It is their job.

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