Thursday, October 2, 2014

Tips for Viewing the Lunar Eclipse Early Morning October 8th
We are continuing to look forward with anticipation to the next lunar eclipse coming very early next Wednesday morning (stay up late Tuesday evening!).

Last April 15, when we enjoyed the first of the four lunar eclipses we're currently living in the middle of, I learned a few things while watching the eclipse that I wanted to remember and share. (Tweet that!)

  • First, I expected to have to stand outside in the cold to watch. Turns out, the entire event was visible from my south-facing windows.
  • I have a telescope and it was fun to get that up-close view of the beautiful red or copper-colored moon. So if you have a telescope, definitely use it.
  • However it was almost easier to track the moon in eclipse as it moved across the sky with hand-held binoculars, so dig yours out and dust them off. You'll really enjoy them. (Tweet that!)
  • Don't have either a telescope or binoculars? No problem. It was also very beautiful to see and watch the eclipse of the moon with the naked eye. (It is safe to watch a lunar -- moon -- eclipse with the naked eye. It is not safe to do so with a solar -- sun -- eclipse.)
  • It's fun to get some hot cocoa, a lawn chair, a coat and/or blanket and watch outside. 
  • Finally, join the Facebook Lunar Eclipse Watch Party Event. Click "Going" and then click to share with your Facebook friends. Please invite all your friends and family members and neighbors to join also – it's open to anyone interested, no matter their location. (Tweet that!)

Before I let you go, let me remind you that tomorrow at sundown begins Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, a most solemn day. Time to look inside and see: Have you allowed Jesus to atone for your sins? If not, do so today by telling Him in prayer that's what you want. (Tweet that!)

Read more about the Jewish holy day, and the 6th of the 7 Feasts of the LORD, the Day of Atonement here:

Remember that this is not a Jewish-only holiday because our God did not call them the "Feasts of the Jews" but the "Feasts of the LORD." These Feasts belong to anyone who belongs to the one true God, the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. (Tweet that!)

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