30-DAY BLOGGING CHALLENGE
DAY 9: A PHOTO YOU TOOK
Today’s challenge made me think if there’s one decent photo I took that is worth sharing. I, then, realized that most of the pictures I have were taken from my [crappy] phone camera, so I looked into my files for a photo with a story behind why I took it. Lo and behold, I found these shots from a lunar eclipse on 09 February 2009.
This was taken during our senior year in college. We were busy working on our thesis paper that day, thus we didn’t know that something phenomenal was going on in the astronomical sense. I only realized this when I got home from school that night, and noticed that the moon was unusually bright. Learning from my brothers about the celestial occurrence, I had out telescope set up from our roof deck in order to get a closer view of the moon.
I am not a moonchild, but I have a special admiration for the moon. There is something about this heavenly body that I find mysterious. I like it most when the moon is bright and full. You may find this corny, but a full moon reminds me of this quote from the movie, Dear John:
No matter where you are in the world, the moon is never bigger than your thumb.
—John Tyree, Dear John (2010)