:: Lunar Eclipse 2.20.2008 From Illinois ::
A total eclipse of the Moon occured during the night of Wednesday, February 20/21, 2008. The entire event is visible from South America and most of North America (on Feb. 20) as well as Western Europe, Africa, and western Asia (on Feb. 21). During a total lunar eclipse, the Moon's disk can take on a dramatically colorful appearance from bright orange to blood red to dark brown and (rarely) very dark gray.
An eclipse of the Moon can only take place at Full Moon, and only if the Moon passes through some portion of Earth's shadow. The shadow is actually composed of two cone-shaped parts, one nested inside the other. The outer shadow or penumbra is a zone where Earth blocks some (but not all) of the Sun's rays. In contrast, the inner shadow or umbra is a region where Earth blocks all direct sunlight from reaching the Moon.
:: Spring Images ::
Science has never drummed up quite as effective a tranquilizing agent as a sunny spring day.
:: Summer Images ::
A perfect summer day is when the sun is shining, the breeze is blowing, the birds are singing, and the lawn mower is broken.
:: Autumn Images ::
Autumn, the year’s last, loveliest smile.
:: Winter Images ::
“Winter must be cold for those with no warm memories”
:: Name That Flower ::
I have a collection of pictures taken over the years but in many cases have no idea what kind of flowers these are. Can you name any of the flowers titled with a ? Any horticulturists out there??
:: You Would Not Want To Get Bit By Any Of These Guys! ::
:: Brookfield Zoo ::
The Brookfield Zoo is a zoo located in the Chicago suburb of Brookfield, Illinois. The zoo covers an area of 216 acres and houses around 450 species of animals.
:: Rescued Critters ::
I'm a sucker for animals that are in need.