Moon Madness

Moon Madness

lunar eclipse, James Maloney

Harvest moon 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.




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