Eclipse Anticipation

Two weeks (and a few hours) out from the total solar eclipse.

Looking at the (almost) full moon tonight, having seen it coming out of new moon as the thinnest of crescents at sunset twelve days ago (too close to the sun to be seen in the two days before that), knowing that it’s on its inevitable course to that bull’s eye in the sky on the afternoon of August 21st.

It’s awe inspiring, in the most literal sense of the word.

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One response to “Eclipse Anticipation

  1. Oh, yes – someone who really appreciates that this phenomenon proves that we’re just a little rock revolving around a star in a little backwater of the universe, and every now and then our moon lines up perfectly….
    Why doesn’t it blow everybody’s mind permanently?


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