Jo Jo, I miss you more now than ever and just wanted to shout out to the universe how much I valued our friendship. I am still angry cancer took you from the lives of your family and friends.
Tonight while watching the first winter lunar solstice eclipse in 372 years; I will think of you. JoJo, I love you.
Just some interesting facts I will teach my sons tonight.
1. There are usually two lunar eclipses (partial) each year.
2. This eclipse is special since the Earth's shadow will block Moon from the Sun. The moon's glow may change colors due to indirect sunlight.
3. While this will mark the first day of winter for the Northern hemisphere, it is now summer in the Southern.
4. The Earth axis is tilted farthest away from the Sun.
5. There is always a full moon on the night of an eclipse.
6. The last time there was a total lunar eclipse on winter solstice, Galileo was living under house arrest.
We will honor his memory and science tonight by observing this eclipse by use of telescope. I have set the alarm to wake us at 1:30 to observe this event and plan to take pictures. It is a beautiful cloudless night here in South Texas.