Aug 12, 2009
Perseid meteors hide from a Lightening-Lit Moon - Aug 12, 2009
In evening, then the early morning of August 12, 2009, the Perseid meteor shower peaked but we were prevented from seeing nary a glimmer of them. What we did see near Atlanta, Georgia, was a powerful display of cloud-to-ground lightening which occasionally lit up an edge of the Moon and gave the near-night sky a hyper-real quality of great beauty.
The photgrapher's use of black and white captures the almost-eery effect more closely than color would have done, I think. Any thoughts?
Plus, this celestial event of grandeur was the true kind of awesome, not the stage-crafted kind we hear so much about over and over until the term is meaningless and opinion-numbing.
Checking the Astrology chart to see where the Moon glowed in the zodiac when this photo was taken, Earth's lantern glowed at '29Aries'..."A Celestial Choir Singing."
And was Luna reflecting an archetype of the asteroid persuasion during her photo op, by chance?
Minerva, whose bird is the wise Owl; keywords: the urge to be accomplished.
Photo by Maya. All rights reserved.