Last night, when I took the dogs out, I was surprised that it was so dark. The moon should have been lighting up the yard as brightly as a cool sun.
I didn’t know until that moment that I was seeing a lunar eclipse. The moon was partly blocked and yet the sky was completely clear of clouds. The shape that darkened out the moon resembled the rounded top of the earth blocking out the sun that had just set behind me a few hours earlier.
I hurried back into the house to get the camera and clumsily took a few photos.
Much later in the evening, the moon was back to normal, shining reflected sunlight from its full, beaming face.