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Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Orion was out. Another winter so soon?

Got up to see the eclipse last night. The moon was small and dark orange. I wished for the millionth time that there weren't a streetlight on my corner. The night was mild, as they all are this month. My girl-cat meowed at me a bunch of times from my window, but didn't come out to watch the eclipse. I went back to bed, instead.

An hour later, still sleepless, I came back out to check again. Yes - she was back. Bright, not yet round, but clearly returned to us. Satisfied we hadn't lost her, I came back in and went straight to sleep.

5 Comments:

Blogger susan said...

I'm kind of bummed that I didn't know about the eclipse until someone mentioned it at work this morning. Why isn't an eclipse a news story anymore?

12:20 PM  
Anonymous Ennis said...

Yeah, nobody told me neither. And such a fat juicy moon at that.

6:40 PM  
Blogger I don't pay said...

Did you see that New Yorker piece a few weeks ago about light pollution, and the valid, effect ways to reduce it by good engineering? The more we learn, the more opportunities for redesign present themselves.

8:28 PM  
Blogger Megan said...

I would LOVE to get a shield on that streetlight. The corner would be extremely dark without it. Midtown has very few streetlights and none mid-block. Since there is a LOT of people traffic, I know we need a light. I just wish it weren't flooding my corner.

8:34 PM  
Blogger Dizzy said...

I saw that moon. It was gorgeous.

11:29 AM  

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