Wednesday, April 15, 2020

A to Z Joy: Moon

At last count, Saturn is credited with 82 moons, which is the most for any planet in our solar system. Earth has only one, which makes it more special in my book. Constellations are great, but I'm not so much a stargazer as a moon gazer. From the thinnest crescent to a bright, full Supermoon, I love seeing the moon any time it's visible, day or night.


Every Christmas, my sister gives my family an EarthSky moon phase calendar, so we can see at a glance where the moon is in its monthly journey.

Because the moon has been a fixture in our sky since time immemorial, its mythology abounds. Though the moon is often thought of as female, to balance the male energy of the sun, many cultures see a man in the moon.

In China, the jade rabbit is the companion of the moon goddess, and, according to legend, can be observed on August 15 every year. I'm glad to have learned this, because that date is also my birthday. I will try remember to look for the rabbit this year!

For a bonus M, pop over to my other blog for a quick post about a recent Monet exhibit.

April's Super Pink Moon as seen from my back porch

8 comments:

  1. I agree with you. I love looking at the moon as well. I had no idea Saturn has soooo many moons. That would make it hard to appreciate the beauty off the moon when there are so many! I hope you see the rabbit in the moon on your birthday!

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    1. Thanks, Kerrie! I do wonder what a night sky full of moons would look like.

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  2. That is a very cool calendar. I also have a book character who would find it very useful.

    Monstrous Love from A to Z

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    1. Oh, now I'm intrigued about your character, Patricia!

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  3. Love the moon calendar. I'm ashamed to say I didn't know those existed. I recently heard of a conspiracy theory that the moon is hollow. Hmm...not sure I can behind that one ;)

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    1. Haha! If it is hollow, you can bet there's a billionaire living inside of it. Anyone seen Elon Musk lately?

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  4. I love the moon. It rises from over our deck, so I often go out to watch it as evening rolls in.

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