Thursday, February 21, 2008
OUCH ! GOT A NASTY MOONBURN !
I dressed up warmly yesterday night and waited outside for the moon to be shaded by planet Earth. The sky was so clear and the night so cold and crisp, the show was perfect. When the eclipse was total the moon looked like a pearl glued to a sparkly black background. And it seemed so much closer than usual...I find it fascinating that we live on a tiny planet, floating in the middle of the universe, surrounded by tons of unknown stars, amazing that each day is a science-fiction style happening and we forget about it...The boys stayed inside and watched it through the kitchen skylight. It was so cold yet really worth it...As I was coming back from the hospital tonite, the full moon was once again putting on a show. The snow melted last week and it is now covered with a coat of ice. So, as the moon was rising up on the fields and the mountain, it looked like a negative picture of the sun rising on the ocean with a volcano nearby. Just beautiful...Got myself my dose of moon rays for the month!