At the Han River’s riverside on 11:30 P.M., people gathered to gaze up at the night sky. ‘The lunar eclipse’ was the name of the show they were watching at. Surprisingly, the moon became bloody red, abnormally darker than usual—clear sign that the earth fully shadowed the moon. I quickly clicked the shutter of my camera, intuitively feeling that it is a chance I will regret to miss.
The lunar eclipse of December 10th, 2011, proclaims its value since it is a first time in eleven years that the full eclipse occurred in Korea. The next lunar eclipse comes after 2018. Therefore, even despite the cold weather, people bothered to come out at night to watch the show. The astronomical phenomena which Mayans saw with fear and horror now became an exciting evoker of children’s imagination and a piece of enjoyable show for adults. On the next day, numerous internet bloggers uploaded the images of the moon, fascinated and relieved that they did not miss the opportunity to watch this rare phenomenon.