I’m blue because my moon wasn’t

Last night the whole world must have been staring at the skies to look at the once in a blue moon phenomenon.

I happened to look up at the moon on the 30th when it seemed unusually large and bright. I mentioned this to my father who told me that on the 31st we were going to witness a Blue Moon, a Red Moon, a Full Moon and the Eclipse.

“Oh! I didn’t know. ” Perhaps this was too much for my brain to process because I foolishly told him ” You know , the moon rise was from the East. The same direction as the sun” . And we left it at that .

Yesterday while returning home I saw an orange moon in the Western horizon. I couldn’t capture it on my phone because Madhukar was in Speedy Gonsalves mode. But then my dad called up to tell me ” it is a Universal Truth that the sun and moon both rise in the east and set in the west” .

I’m sure he was up the whole night trying to figure out my “geographical discovery” .

I suppose it is age that makes one forget or rather confuse simple concepts like sunrise and sunset . I’ve captured so many of them that it shouldn’t have come as a surprise to me that sunrise and moonrise are in the same direction!

But I was confused .

So when it was time for moonrise last night, I kept a strict vigil on the east.

Sadly, there are many tall buildings coming around in the East so I had a restricted view of the moonWhen I first spotted it around 8 it looked like a peach orb with a sliver of light that gradually increased till the full moon was finally visible .

But the moon wasn’t blue. Nor was it red. Of course it was large but it wasn’t blue at all.

However, I’m glad I saw it especially since I won’t be around the next time it happens .

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Unishta

A granny who always sees the humour in life and tries to do things differently. When others make cupcakes, this granny makes banana fritters. When she’s not busy chasing her grandchildren who love making her run around, she indulges in her passions of reading, writing, meeting friends and watching movies. And somewhere between all this she enjoys travelling and cooking!

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7 Responses

  1. Dahlia says:

    I thought the moon looked beautiful when it was completely eclipsed more silvery and like an orb rather than a flat circle 🙂

  2. Dad says:

    Blue moon is not ‘BLUE’. This occurrence of 2 full moons in one calendar month is a rarity. Hence the expression ‘once in a blue moon’.
    Dad

  3. The whole world was in a tizzy over it so dont blame you for your enthu 😉
    I spotted it finally at 830 ish when the lunar eclipse was receding and the dark patch was gradually lifting up.
    Good pics you have captured with your phone I am assuming?

  4. Sharon says:

    Once in a blue moon hey?

    Great shots, and an interesting time. Had to go to the trouble of seeing it. Such a joy.

    Cheers Sharon…
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