Thursday, 30 August 2007

Don't prepare.....


How lucky we were in the Southern Hemisphere on Tuesday evening - the perfect place to view the full lunar eclipse. The night was clear and balmy, and the "show" began around 7pm. I was at my yoga class at Newtown. The instructor dedicated our practice to the moon so we did a lot of "moon" poses. When I came out it was 7.15pm and nature's show had started. The park was full of people - families with picnics, photographers, dog-walkers, everyone with their faces turned skywards. I hadn't planned it, but I grabbed some take-away noodles and joined the crowd in the park. I didn't have my camera with me, so I've "borrowed" these images from Flickr = and guess what? They were taken by someone from Newtown who was in the park!
Synchronicity indeed. Watching the eclipse made me acutely aware of the insignificance of the human race compared to the forces of nature.

We'd better start looking after our planet a little better!!

3 comments:

Kate I said...

how wonderful that you got to see the eclipse! It happened here around 3:00 am, and although it was a beautiful clear night, I didn't stay up to see it.

martie said...

You are so lucky! We knew about it, but didn't know if it would be visable to us. I had the camera on the tripod and was ready to go but, alas, clouds and location were not in our favor! Thanks for sharing.

Patti said...

We watched the eclipse with all the kids in the street running around and neighbours ot on their front doorsteps. Lots of moon madness!