Tuesday, August 28, 2007

By the light of the crimson moon

lunar eclipse

Sydney hosted a gorgeous crimson-coloured lunar eclipse tonight. As usual, the various television news programs delighted in demonstrating precisely how lunar eclipses work, and they did a great job of encouraging viewers to go outside and observe the "blood moon" for themselves, but it's hard to look up and not wonder what ancient peoples of the world must have thought - what omens were being summoned forth - by such spectacular natural phenomena.

And a big welcome to all my fellow lunatics.

1 comment:

Mr Impluvium said...

How florid your moon was and what a pleasure to behold.