Friday, August 23, 2013

Stormy Moon

I was chatting with a friend this morning. She lives about 20 miles away from me, but the moon looked the same to both of us; just past full, surrounded by a rosy red blush. She wondered what makes that red ring? I think it is the earth's atmosphere....moisture, dust, pollution? Anyway, I hope you saw it, too. It was spectacular and brief. I observed and sketched for half an hour just after 9pm. I saw big banks of fast moving dark clouds (north to south - sort of). And I saw flashes of lightning, but no bolts and I heard no thunder. I even saw the moon wearing a fuzzy dark cloud hat...amusing.

Then the show was over. The sky had darkened for the pending storm and I went to bed.

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