Our family just so happened to be in Boston when the Super Moon or Blood Moon took place on September 27, 2015. It was late for Caleigh to stay up, but we decided to search for the huge Super Moon in the heart of Boston that night.
We headed out the door of the Devin Nicole Family House and walked across the street until we found a parking garage we could get into.
Caleigh loves astronomy and all things to do with space. We just finished a space unit in her homeschool curriculum. So we were able to talk more in depth about what was going on that night.
We got there a little early for the big event, but stayed until half the moon was eclipsed. We watched some pretty incredible time lapse videos, stared out our window and then called it a night.
I didn't take my tripod with me for our trip so Caleigh's lunar watching kicks are caught in full blur here. The lights of the city probably made the viewing less spectacular than say the middle of the desert. The red of the Blood Moon wasn't as noticeable until the very end of the eclipse due to the light pollution.
It was a pretty spectacular sight to see. Space really makes you think about the layers of our life and just how insignificant the little things are. There is so much more going on out there than our daily routine, worries and small accomplishments. It's the big picture.
Did you stay up to see the Super Moon? How was your view?