I had a wake up call at 3:00am on early Tuesday morning. I got out of my warm bed and stepped outside in the freezing weather. Why, you ask? For a chance to see a total lunar eclipse (i.e. Moon falls in Earth's shadow) on the same day as the winter solstice (i.e. when Sun is farthest away from Earth).
I read somewhere that the two events are happening together after a few hundred years and will not happen again for another few hundred years.
So how was it? Beautiful! I had never seen a "coppery" moon. Earlier in the night the moon was bright white, and during the eclipse it was totally orange... a ghostly sight indeed. I didn't take any pictures. The beauty of some things just cannot be captured in a camera no matter how hard one tries.
I just captured the sight with my eyes and let it sink in me.
It was beautiful. This is what life is all about.