This Just Happened
Hello Anyone and Everyone,
Finally on Route to California for Coachella. Its been a long weekend of ups and downs with trying to get the bus ready. On my way home from the shop last night thinking Id be cruising VW style today it broke down, could be a sign. Ended up taking the truck instead. Reason I didnt take the bike was to assure the loving parents I would return…Alive. Telling them I would wasn’t enough I guess. Im still on the same journey though. Stopped on I70 right now in Colorado because of tunnel work causing 30min delays. Been stopped for a good 15min already. No worries here, im in no rush. Just going with the flow of the universe. Next update soon, gate of freedom at the tunnel just opened.
Peace and Love
Excited. Sad about certain things that happened today though.
The Moon Goes Red Tonight
Are you in North, Central, or South America? Do you like staying up late and staring up at the sky? Yes? Then I have good news!
You can catch a total lunar eclipse Monday night, in all of its dusty-red glory, from just about anywhere in North America with a clear view of the night sky. The moon will enter the darkest part of Earth’s shadow (the “umbra”) at 1:58 AM ET, and remain there until 4:24 AM ET. At 3:06 ET, the moon will be completely darkened by the Earth’s shadow!
Except that the moon won’t be completely dark. During a lunar eclipse, the moon turns a dusty shade of red. Why is that? You can thank Earth’s atmosphere.
To understand the red color of a lunar eclipse, it’s best to see how Earth would look from the moon. Check out the image of Earth eclipsing the sun (it’s not a real photo, btw. It was created from several images taken by Apollo astronauts):
(via Astro Bob)
See that halo of light around Earth? Our diffuse shell of air and dust bends and reflects a portion of the eclipsed sun’s light around the planet and onto the obscured moon. And since only the longest wavelengths of light make it through our atmosphere without being scattered away by the air molecules (the same reason that sunsets are red), the moon is bathed in crimson! Here’s a video I made about that atmospheric color show:
Check out more eclipse goodness at Bad Astronomy. Top image via Wikipedia.
All Systems A Go @ Coachella! ! !
Prepare to hear about me life…
…Today was my final day at my hotel gig and tomorrow will by my last day at the bar. I am so close to heading off its mind trembling. The bus should be done in time to make the journey with me over the next 3 weeks which will be magnificent. If it isn’t I will pack extremely light and take my motorcycle. Both trips sounds like a blast. I will be leaving Monday night if all goes according to plan. Just a matter of getting the registration for it. Meaning I have to find the signed over title which Ive misplaced. Ugh!! I didnt think I’d have the money for this trip ontop of all the expenses in life and for the trip alone. Luckily I have friends that love me who I love back so dearly. As well as picking up the bar job and finding someone to replace my spot on the lease and save me a few weeks rent. The two lady’s who helped me with the bus are planning to road trip in June together to Electric Forest. Can not even wait for that a one. First is first though, Coachella and CounterPoint. HOLY COW TERDS!!! Its final happening though, after everything. I plan to make a journal for the trip in which ill make an entry for each day. I plan to scan it into the computer and upload it to the blog once I get it fixed. Im not sure when that will be. I would like anyone who wants a letter or gift from me to message me info and I will incorporate my experiences with yoy along the way. This whole experience will be a solo for me on top of it all, its going to be good. I think thats enough for now though. I hope everyone is having a dandy day. Peace and Love
Area. Loveland Ski Resort
Photo. Dustin Schaefer