Super Blue Blood Moon
According to NASA today, Jan. 31, the full moon is special for three reasons: it’s the third in a series of “supermoons,” when the Moon is closer to Earth in its orbit — known as perigee — and about 14 percent brighter than usual. It’s also the second full moon of the month, commonly known as a “blue moon.” The super blue moon will pass through Earth’s shadow to give viewers in the right location a total lunar eclipse. While the Moon is in the Earth’s shadow it will take on a reddish tint, known as a “blood moon.” So there you have it. Early this morning I wandered out with my faithful Lab, Pete, and we photographed the super moon. He did not howl as I hoped but I almost did – it was so cold. There were no clouds for a change just an eerie light and haze over the lake and the shadow of the earth across the lunar sphere.
I’m always amazed at creation and its beauty. I’m also amazed at people that can’t appreciate it and think that all this happened because of an explosion billions and billions of years ago. It’s as if you think that your iPhone developed from an explosion in Cupertino, California. Ridiculous thought but it seems like it may take a more reckless faith to not believe in an intelligent being creating the universe then for all these possibilities to line up just right and poof or boom. Scripture says, “By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible.” Hebrews 11:3 Creating really is to make something out of nothing and if something was made from something else who made the something before it was something else?
Anyway I don’t want to argue with anyone really. I just want to say that this moon that was so beautiful and it won’t be around again until 2037. May you be so fortunate.