It was too cloudy in College Station to see the eclipse. It's nice that someone was able to capture a magical moment!
Tomorrow night be sure to look up to the sky around 9:47pm CST. A celestial event that has happened only 5 times in the past 100ish years, a lunar eclipse during a supermoon! There hasn't been one in my lifetime yet. The last time one happened was in 1982. A supermoon isn’t any different than any other full moon other than it is at its closest to Earth in its orbit making it 14% larger than usual and lunar eclipses actually aren’t that uncommon, we have already had a total eclipse earlier this year in April. But put them both together and you get something quite special... one big ole red dot in the sky!
*If you don’t believe me and want to see the best times to view the eclipse for yourself you can go to this Eclipse Calculator.
Big news! This morning I got the long awaited email that my first manuscript made it through another step of the publication process: Review. This journal is known for its quick turn-around time so we actually got a formal apology for how long it took (although it was a blessing in disguise that reviewer #3 held onto it until after my prelims were over. I should bake them a cake.) So, now I have 45 days to really hit the grindstone and channel my inner Carl Sagan (scientist and Pulitzer Prize winner) because not only do I have to make the "major revisions" to my manuscript to ensure it's publication but I also have to finish writing and submit my dissertation proposal as well as complete another $50,000 grant proposal all due by the end of October.
I am a biologist and my life is crap!