My friends and I drove out to the cliffs outside of Chadron to watch the Super Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse (wow, that’s a mouthful) last Sunday. It was a humbling experience to realize how insignificant we really are. We lay out on blankets under the stars, in the middle of a giant field, and next to a very tall cliff. The four of us (Callie, Sarah, Morgan, and I) got to experience a once in a lifetime experience together under the red moon. I couldn’t help thinking about where I will be in 33 years when the next Super Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse occurs. What a crazy, amazing planet we live on that is surrounded by an even bigger solar system within a larger universe that is part of a multiverse. I can’t even fathom how small my life is in comparison.
Callie, Sarah, Morgan, and I struggled to capture the changing moon on our phone cameras. We found it very difficult. Most of the pictures we took were blurry and didn’t paint a very good picture of the sky above us. I fell back on the blanket staring straight up after several failed attempts of getting the perfect picture and said, “I think that this is one of those moments that you just have to remember. It is not something that you can take a picture of. You have to experience it.” After that the four of us lay together and experienced the night. I wonder how many things I have missed because I was staring down at my phone.
My friends and I discovered some of the best things are experienced in real life and not captured on a phone.
Here is what we did capture: