The older boys ran to the patio when they woke up this morning, so they could see the “Super Blue Blood Moon” that they learned about in school yesterday. It was cool to see how excited they were about it. The last time this happened was in 1866. The next time it’s supposed to happen is 19 years from now, on Jan. 31, 2037. I wonder what we’ll all be doing then.
Tonight the moon looked pretty amazing, too, it was so large and bright. According to earthsky.org, it was a waning gibbous moon.
Our Medley Moment
Perhaps this post should have been called “Breakfast under a waning gibbous moon” because we ate breakfast food for dinner in honor of National Backwards Day (Jan. 31). French toast (one kid had a French croissant, left over from National Croissant Day), eggs and veggie sausage.
It was another holiday today, too: Tu B’Shevat, the Jewish New Year for trees, which the boys celebrated today at our synagogue’s religious school. Tu B’Shevat is considered an ecological holiday, similar to Earth Day, that reminds us of our connection to the Earth and our role as caretakers of the environment. It’s interesting that this rare moon occurred on the same day as this holiday.
Happy birthday, trees!