22 December 2006

chasing the moon

now i anticipate the waxing of the moon each month. it began again just last night and was only 1% illuminated. how thin that must be! armed with binoculars and a free hour i set out to find it. this moon sets in the evening soon after the sun. but even with a clear and cloudless view of the west, even with infinite patience and perseverance, i could not find it. another chance tonight with 8% illumination - but this sunset was lost in grey overcast skies. tomorrow nights moon will be at 10%. at this point ill even settle for that.

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