Noilly Prattle: Shooting the Moon

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Shooting the Moon

     I traveled to the moon last night, in my imagination at least. 

     Back home in Western Japan after a nearly 3-month trip to Europe and the United States and still a little weary from the physical displacement, the travel destination came to me instead of vice versa last night. 

    You see, we had a perfect view of an almost total lunar eclipse in a clear sky visible from our deck. As the Earth's shadow passed across the face of the moon I could imagine my own shadow projected onto its surface and, looking back, see the planet sliding across the face of the Sun.

     How's that for a trip without ever leaving home!

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