The evening sky hangs velvet black,
the stars blink quiet and pale.
Midnight waits with bated breath
for the moon to light a trail.
It will transit the sky, it will shine you silver
oh, it will make you howl and moan.
Just for tonight, just in time,
the rare blue moon.
©Siri Bardarson (Catch the rest on my music page on this site!)
Ahh, celestial navigation, finding one’s way by observing the sun, moon and stars.
My muse travels that trail.
Friday, July 31, 2015, the full moon is a rare blue moon. It’s extra, a bonus, the prize in the Cracker Jack, the tree frog in the dahlia, the found earring.
The full moon will occur at 3:43 a.m. PDT although the moon will appear full well beyond that fleeting moment when the moon stands 180 degrees opposite the sun in ecliptic longitude.
Maybe you will get up from bed, rumpled sheets and someone you love, or you gotta pee, or the dog whines because the 180 degree point in ecliptic longitude makes her hair stand on end.
Make the effort to see something rare.
Make the effort to look.