Overnights with Elle


Keep your eyes on the sky!  On Sept. 27th-28th in the overnight there will not only be a beautiful Supermoon, the closest in 2015, but a total lunar eclipse.  During a total lunar eclipse the earth will be directly in between the sun and the moon causing the earth's shadow to be cast on the moon.  

It will appear reddish orange because the earth's atmosphere acts like a lens for the sun's rays. The orange reddish portion of the light spectrum (think rainbow or prism of light) is the most visible.  It is also refracted and then bent again but let's keep it simple.  

For Tampa Bay let's hope the clouds go away and grab a chair for viewing between 9 pm (Sept 27) and 1:00am (Sept 28) with the total eclipse occurring around 10:50pm




Let's not let the constant media coverage of the refugee/migrant crisis in Europe desensitize us just because we are not seeing these suffering people firsthand.  Here is a link with 7 tangible ways you can help.  Of the almost 4 million people forced to leave their countries out of fear for their lives or choosing to leave to make a better life for themselves and their families, almost half are children who have grown up knowing only hardship and war, with little opportunity for education.  




How much of Florida have you seen?  As a Florida native, I remember hiking, canoeing, and enjoying the beautiful natural sights that just might surprise you if you think Florida is all urban and beaches.  Visit:  www.floridawildlifecorridor.org  and learn about all of Florida's beautiful natural resources.



Christ be with me, Christ within me
Christ behind me, Christ before me
Christ beside me, Christ to win me
Christ to comfort me and restore me.
Christ beneath me, Christ above me
Christ in quiet, Christ in danger
Christ in hearts of all that love me
Christ in mouth of friend or stranger.

(390-461 A.D.)  atrributed to St. Patrick

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