An earlier post contained errors, and was published in error, primarily the result of careless clicking when closing the draft. Excuses abound. Mea culpa. mrsdkm
It is July 31, 2015, and amidst all the rancor about a dead lion named Cecil and the horrifying blame-shifting of purveyors of dead babies, there are reminders that tonight the rare phenomenon of a blue moon will appear in the sky. But this won't be a blue moon; it will be the occurrence of a second full moon appearing in the space of a month. However, there are times when the moon appears blue. Where the cycle of the blue moon can be predicted, the blue moon phenomenon can't. It only happens when there have been unexpected atmospheric influences such as a volcano eruption or wildfires, each spreading particles in the air and creating a filter through which the moon appears blue. The moon itself is still the same, still reflecting light from the sun in the way it always has, still the same crater-pocked, bright white surface. Debris spreading about the atmosphere between here and there is what makes our eyes perceive the moon as blue. It truly is a phenomenon in its unexpectedness, happening "only once in a blue moon", so to speak, or as rare as a month with two full moons.
Laura Miller aka mrsdkmiller
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Her March Isn't Over
Across the River
When God Pries My Fingers Off My Children
Life's Defining Moments
To the Christian Wife Who Berated Her Husband in Front of My Daughter
Zeal and Grace in France
An Unconventional Love Story
Seeing What's in Front of Our Eyes
Remembering Why I Called You Hannah
Love Your Sister.
Because He Came Home
Go Valiantly! A Prayer for New Homeschooling Moms
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