Lunar Eclipse Palindrome

This last shot of the Eclipse on 41514 (4-15-14) was taken towards the end as the shadow began to leave the moon, at 1:30 am

Processing the shots from the eclipse got me thinking about palindromes, a favorite subject!

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Lunar Halo preceded the eclipsing moon on its journey behind the large standing wave cloud looming in the SE from Panorama Point in Hood River, Oregon.

This week every day is a palindrome! (4-14-14), (4-15-14_ etc. The Lunar Eclipse was a palindrome, ending as it started, with the lovely orange red earth shadow in the heart of the palindrome as the shadow slowly moved across the surface both coming and going. In Port Townsend we had a community center used for everything from weddings or memorials to African dance or Yoga. The huge lovely barn was given the name “The Palindrome” by the owners at that time, the “Flying Karamzov Brothers” whose humor and juggling kept us all entertained.
Palindromes. We all get to be a palindrome on occasion… last year I was one at age 55… hmmm wonder if I will make it to a 3 number palindrome, 101? LOL …. wait that is another palindrome!

After the Moon came out from behind the cloud, the first stages of the eclipse was well under way as the earths shadow began to crawl across the brilliant Moon.

After the Moon came out from behind the cloud, the first stages of the eclipse was well under way as the earths shadow began to crawl across the brilliant Moon.

Another way this eclipse was a palindrome… it started in clouds, came out to play in the clear, then ended back in clouds!   I was shooting from Panorama Point with several friends and we cheered as the moon cleared the cloud and came out to play.

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Here are a few definitions of Palindromes:

pal·in·drome  (păl′ĭn-drōm′)

n.

1. A word, phrase, verse, or sentence that reads the same backward or forward. For example: A man, a plan, a canal, Panama!
(The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.)
palindrome (ˈpælɪnˌdrəʊm)

n

1. a word or phrase the letters of which, when taken in reverse order, give the same word or phrase, such asable was I ere I saw Elba
[C17: from Greek palindromos running back again, from palin again + -drome]

palindromic adj

(Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers)

And simply put in Merriam-Webster:

:  a word, verse, or sentence (as Able was I ere I saw Elba) or a number (as 1881) that reads the same backward or forward
— pal·in·drom·ic  adjective
— pal·in·drom·ist  noun
Enough Said!  LOL and now the last couple shots of the Lunar Eclipse
In the fully eclipsed stage of the process, during totality, this shot was taken at 12:39 am

In the fully eclipsed stage of the process, during totality, this shot was taken at 12:39 am

This last shot of the Eclipse on 41514   (4-15-14)  was taken towards the end as the shadow began to leave the moon, at 1:30 am

This last shot of the Eclipse on 41514 (4-15-14) was taken towards the end as the shadow began to leave the moon, at 1:30 am

 

and my first ever POLL on my blog:

QUESTION:   Did you see the LUNAR  ECLIPSE?

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Darlisa

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One thought on “Lunar Eclipse Palindrome

  1. Reblogged this on starlisablackphotography and commented:

    I made this post in the middle of the night… and am reblogging it to give more folks a chance to see it 😉

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