Tuesday, August 28, 2007
The Sky-Beast Feeds
For once the weather gods of Bellingham decided to play nice. The sky was clear and the weather was cool but dry.
Watching through binoculars I couldn't help but wonder: when did someone first see an event like this and, instead of thinking some cosmic catastrophe was taking place, think: huh! That looks like a round shadow on the moon. And the sun is behind us, so maybe it's the earth's shadow?
I know the classical Greeks had it figured out, but I doubt that they were the first. How many centuries ago did somebody first solve the puzzle?
And on that profound note I attempted to rediscover my bed.