According to published articles, there would be/was a Lunar Eclipse at 7:55 PM Eastern Daylight Time on Friday night, October 18, 2013. It was said to be heralding a time of change. A friend and I went to the ocean shortly before sunset to observe the moon rising. We anticipated also seeing the eclipse to be an hour later on the timeline.
Articles explained that what would be visible would be a shadow over a portion of the moon. There did not seem to be any changes occurring. I was, thus, glad I had my iPhone so I could go to the web to double check the timing and information. I also learned that it was the Hunter’s Moon, a month after the Harvest Moon. See EarthSky.org for details and explanation.
Bottom line, my friend and I never did see any shadows, other than passing clouds and shadows we always see on the moon. We could have dwelled on what we thought we missed or we could spend our time and energy enjoying the experiences in the moments.
And so I share some of the experience here with you.
Peace and beauty reign. Staying in the beauty of the present, in what IS in front of us, there is NO conflict or angst for what might be missing.