Moon Madness

Moon Madness

lunar eclipse, James Maloney

Harvest moonΒ by James Maloney/ Liverpool Echo

~

night riders mounted

shadows glide across the sky

moon madness beckons

~

The Earth’s shadow darkened the moon during the lunar eclipse on September 16, 2016. Sadly I missed this rare event due to cloudy weather. It’s called a penumbral lunar eclipse where the earth causes a shadow across the moon. This eclipse also happened during a Harvest Moon (the full moon closest to the Fall equinox). Unfortunately, this rare overlapping of events won’t happen again until 2024. Thank goodness for the web with lots of photographs and videos!

Harvest Moon, poetry

The Harvest moon rises behind St Michaels Mount in Cornwall by Simon Maycock/ Alamy.

 

 

Advertisements

30 thoughts on “Moon Madness

Your turn!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s