Thursday, August 13, 2009

If You're Not There When the Miracle Happens, You Won't See It

Wolf Moon
Originally uploaded by Sky Noir
An hour before dawn, I stumbled into the closet and pulled on whatever came first to hand, then stumbled out the front door.

The air was cool. High gauzy clouds draped a dark sky, kissing a mother-of-pearl moon.

I sighed, my sleep-fuddled brain translating the clouds to the moment, No Perseids for me. But before I could lower my gaze, a glowing white streak seared the sky, between me and cloud.

One last silent minute and I smiled my way back to bed.


  1. Good for you getting outside in the middle of the night for a peak.
    I generally set the alarm for around 2:00 for this shower and head out in the front yard with blakny and a pillow and watch untill fall asleep. At sunrise I wake and come inside. It was overcast here this year :(

  2. I don't know where I was when this occurred and wish that I'd known -- but living in Los Angeles probably means that nothing like that is visible in the night sky. The photo is great --


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