clouds, Moon, lightning
clouds, Moon, lightning
Tonight’s moon is waxing larger than yesterday
and will not be visible at dawn.
It is incomplete growing to the west,
gibbous, lighting whales humpbacked in its light.
Four more days until it is full.
This faked photo often appears online with the story that Mars will appear as big and bright as a full moon on August 27.
Right off, let’s say that Mars will NOT be approaching Earth this week at some extraordinary closeness. I think this must be an offshoot of the “supermoon” phenomena.
This hoax or just misinformation has been bouncing around the Net since the days when these kinds of memes…
Midnight puddles are filled with moving moons.
Clouds pass like fog on the water.
My foot breaks one moon, but only
for a moment, then peace returns again.
Children of the Moon visiting our planet.
Sitting outside beside the firepit embers’ glow,
holding glasses of wine, we pull closer
as the Moon comes closest to Earth.
This monthly fullness should be a reminder -
Journey? Intimacy? Distance? Choose your own lesson.
Tonight, the nightsky’s full and “super” Moon
makes me think about our own perigee -
When were we closest to each other?
Moments ago in startime, but years ago,
before forces pushed us into empty space.
Our use of perigee to mean the point in the orbit of the moon or a satellite at which it is nearest to the Earth, comes from late 16th century French p…
Islam’s holiest month of fasting during days,
broken by iftar community dinners after sunset
and prayers. One Hafiz who has memorized
the Quran recites a segment to all.
Sighting the crescent moon begins the month.
A thirteenth day that is a Friday.
A Full Moon to complete a triad
of strange correlation without any real causation.
We look carefully for signs and connections -
find clockwork regularity; serendipity in the moments.
Two darker shadows in the night lake
watch the still white naked moon sleeping
on a rippling forest just above them.
They are in pain with love, desire -
yearning for something they believe is real.
I remember the first Earth Day 1970.
College students and schoolchildren in spring sunshine,
peaceful demonstrations, environmental reform, raising American consciousness.
The largest secular world holiday to celebrate
this well-provisioned Spacehip Earth, sailing through space.
“Spaceship Earth” – an “Earthrise” photo taken by Apollo 8 crew member Bill Anders on December 24, 1968, showing the…
Up late for the total lunar eclipse
that tints the Moon a coppery red.
This first evening of Passover, we enter
the Earth’s shadow too obscured by clouds
hiding blood as darkness passes over us.
So many shots of this morning’s pairing of the moon with the brightest planet, Venus in the predawn sky today and yesterday (March 27 and 28). More athttp://earthsky.org/space/miss-the-moon-and-venus-this-morning-photos-here