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
The day is gone. Drinking steamcloud tea, thinking of Basho alone and borrowing sleep from the scarecrow’s sleeves as a far Moon…
Piano Sonata Number 14 in C# Minor, Opus 27, Number 2 sounds less Romantic. Quasi una fantasia…
There was no New Moon this month, but there will be two in March – on the 1st and the 30th.
I have seen some websites call the New Moon a Black Moon. That is not an astronomical term but the name is understandable since the Moon is not normally visible at this phase (except when it is seen in silhouette during a solar eclipse).
A Basho moon, almost full, follows me
around the white pond edge drawn with
wind moving reeds, a…
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The Ice Moon and the Morning Star
A composite enhanced image of the Moon as taken by the Galileo spacecraft in 1992.
Our first Full…
Laws of Motion
A cold night for Isaac Newton’s birthday.
This Moon between new and first quarter
is always cold. It…
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The day opens as every day before.
The sun rises seen or unseen.
It is a new year only if
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