Thursday, August 21, 2008

BBQ & Gathering

We had a BBQ gathering at my house last Saturday. The kids had a great time running around the garden playing with each other and the adults enjoyed themselves yakking away.










FREE Gardener of the night..




When Dawn was feeding Nya, the little girls imitated her and all the kids wanted to do the same..



This was the best moment for the parent after giving the kids an Ice-Cream each!



Oh.. We saw Partial Luna Elcipse that night too!

A partial lunar eclipse occurs when only a portion of the Moon enters the umbra. When the Moon travels completely into the Earth's umbra, one observes a total lunar eclipse. The Moon's speed through the shadow is about one kilometer per second (2,300 mph), and totality may last up to nearly 107 minutes. Nevertheless, the total time between the Moon's first and last contact with the shadow is much longer, and could last up to 3.8 hours.[1] The relative distance of the Moon from the Earth at the time of an eclipse can affect the eclipse's duration. In particular, when the Moon is near its apogee, the farthest point from the Earth in its orbit, its orbital speed is the slowest. The diameter of the umbra does not decrease much with distance. Thus, a totally-eclipsed Moon occurring near apogee will lengthen the duration of totality.
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2 friends commented ^_^:

renet13 said...

such priceless moment to have captured this priceless photo of Partial Luna Elcipse.

Shannon's Mummy said...

@renet13 - :D ya lor