A Long Lunar Month

She says “I follow a lunar month.

You follow a solar month. Too bad.”

Out of sync. Orbiting around each other.

Your waxing, waning and my rising, setting.

Throwing you in shadow today. New Moon.

 

new moon

Today starts the longest lunar month of the 21st century. Read more 

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The Belt of Venus

belt of venus

Image via Woomera

At dawn, the Earth’s shadow is blue-grey

and above it is a pink band –

the Belt of Venus wrapping our world.

Shadow ascending in the east, as west

sun sets,  her belt and robe dropping.



(The shadow of the Earth is curved like the Earth and extends hundreds of thousands of miles into space. When it “touches” the moon, there is a lunar eclipse. A partial lunar eclipse will occur in the Eastern Hemisphere on the night of August 7-8, 2017.)

The Young Moon

crescent

 

Young Moon, Thin Moon, New Moon, Crescent –

a Lunar New Year today – for dinner

fish, dumplings, longevity noodles – wealth and prosperity.

Every new moon transitions from the morning

to the evening sky. We clean house.

 

thin-crescent-moon

[As sun sets on January 28 in North America, the moon moves back to the evening sky. With a clear view of the Western horizon, we might catch the extremely slender moon over the western horizon just a half hour after sunset.]