Re: Eclipse update

From: Renee Crawley <>
Subject: Re: Eclipse update
Date: Fri, 27 Sep 1996 00:09:16 -0500 (CDT)

YEP!! at 51 we'd be FREEZING!!! My parents are in Cape COd right now and 
I'll bet my mom is freezing.  Anyway, several people remarked how the 
moon looked like Mars because it was really red.  We noticed how the 
shadow actually wavered.  It could be atmospheric or ???? It could be 
what's really happening. We don't know!!! What we do know is that we had 
around 50 children ages 3-High School with parents and everyone was wowed 
and dazzled with the eclipse.  I was wowed and dazzled, and sad 'cos I'm 
too old to go the the moon.(Renee)  Our star count wasn't great because 
it was so early here that it truly wasn't dark enough to see stars until 
the very end. (ended here around 9:30).  One disadvantage to living in 
the west...I'll post my results of the star count tomorrow.  I'm truly 
too tired and full of awe to concentrate on something as mundane as 
adding and dividing etc.  We're really glad you got to see through 
clouds. We had a huge rain storm with flood last night and worried 
about what weather we would have tonight.  
News just started...comment about color of moon.  Red out of town, 
orange in town due to lighting.  Tucson has lots of low pressure 
sodium lights due to our many observatories...We were right in 
downtown and it was very RED>>>interesting.-------- Renee Crawley