Did you see the brilliant orange/silver full moon last night?
Here’s the URL, video’s just 8 seconds long, but what a revelation! If you did not actually see the partial eclipse for yourself, you will be STUNNED, I promise.
I posted the initial comment on that video, but it needs to first get moderator approval…so just in case it doesn’t pass muster (so to speak),
–here is what I said:
Righteous pic and video, I’m so glad you captured that magnificent moment in the sky. I, too, hail from SF, and was walking home from the Civic Center Plaza, where I just smoked a bowl of righteous ganja with my medicinal caregiver. Just before we parted I said: “Holy fuk, check out the moon!” It was like suddenly the moon had jumped to half its normal distance, and I could see not only the lovely burly orange and cream white shadings, but the actual markings of all the craters, cracks, valleys and mountains there! Lo and behold, like a religious epiphany, there gleamed brightly like pure platinum, a thick sliver at the lower left crescent of the pearly satellite.
Moonshine on my shoulder as I walk home in the brisk autumn air looking back frequently, to gaze upon this magnificent orb of Orange Julius delight. I am a moon child (sun sign cancer), and feel tremendously blessed to have felt the sacred shower of orange benevolence that fell so softly and bright upon each and every soul that was outside at the time, regardless of their ability to project or deny compassion. Thinking that shimmering radiance in the lower left may have been an illusion, that is, a distortion from my aging, rheumy eyes (and recent laser/cryotherapy operation for a possibly-detaching retina in my left eye), I thought to google “eclipse december 13 2011”, and found your video as link #7 on the first page of results. Again, thank you so much for capturing an extraordinary astronomical and astrological moment. It was a magic night for me!
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The video in question:
As it turns out, there are also many other videos taken of the moon that night. For your viewing pleasure: