About 10:30 p.m. on April 10, the Moon began to put on an unusual show and glow, tossing colors into the sky with each click of the camera! The orb started out looking like the (ABOVE) picture, with rings of green, yellow, orange, and red.
Then black clouds bringing rain broke the rings into splashes of colors reflected from the moon’s surface and into the surrounding sky (BELOW):
Finally, the entire sky seemed to get swallowed by the stupendous colors being tossed around, while to the far upper right of the moon could be seen a bright, star-like speck (BELOW).
Was the “speck” the Red Planet — Mars — adding its signature color to the spectacular array of reflection?
Photos from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg
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Out of the mysteries of the moon and stars, planets, and universe, comes beliefs of eternity and more mysteries of the cosmos.
Out of the 16th Annual Writer’s Digest Short Short Story contest, Kelly Dowling won first place with her story entitled The Vows. The story deals with the loss of a loved one and the one left behind speaking at his funeral. What to say?
She speaks of his asking if they are “alone in the universe” one night and that he wanted “to be ground into dust and scattered beneath the moon” upon his death.
She believes he is now “among the stars”, in “the cosmos that first led (her) to (him)”. Adding “the universe called you home too soon”, she says she “will let the universe eulogize you” now.
Are you among those who believe we come from and return to the stars, the cosmos, the universe?
Photo from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg
Have you seen the Super Moon and its spectacular glow? Get out tonight and look! It’ll be bigger than ever before in history! That’s because it’ll be closer to Earth than it’s been for many…ah…well…moons! 🙂
Photo (un-retouched) from the personal and copyrighted collection of Barbara Anne Helberg