The Early Bird Catches the October Blood Moon

What a way to celebrate October than with a blood moon! But I'll get to that in a minute. First, I want to share my watercolor illustration/painting above, now available in my Etsy Shop. I have a few original paintings still up for grabs, a second on Ebay. So I hope you take a peek! They certainly get me in a Halloween sort of spirit, just like the blood moon we recently watched in the night sky.

We woke up early Wednesday morning to see a phenomenon that has occurred only eight times in the last several hundred years...a blood moon. It's actually an eclipse of the moon, when the moon and sun are at exact polar opposites and the Earth is caught in the middle, casting a shadow across the moon. It won't happen again until 2032! 
It was in full eclipse at 6:25 am eastern and it was hard to find. But once we and our neighbors caught site of it, above the trees and very low in the horizon, what a sight it was!! The red tinged shadow was so eerie, and it was perfect for an October night! Enjoy these fall days!!  


Willow Hollow Creations said...

It was a beautiful moon. Your painting is great.

LYNDY WARD said...

I photographed that blood moon, it was hauntingly beautiful. Great Artwork! Halloween & Samhain Greetings, just flying by to wish Love & Light to you & yours. Hope you'll fly by my Are You A Good Or Bad Witch? Halloween Party & Be Blessed with powerful Wiccan Wishes. Hope you'll add me to your Frightful Friends Blog List... Enchantingly Yours, Lyndy Ward >^..^<