Today’s Super Moon Lunar Eclipse marked the first time the moon was not in its perfect roundness on the day of the Chinese Mid-Autumn Moon Festival in my entire life. It was disorienting: first the moon disappeared in the sky, then slowly a sliver of it showed up. I can see now why my Chinese ancestors of many moons ago set off firecrackers to chase away evil spirits that were believed to be devouring our moon during a lunar eclipse.
After what seemed like forever, the moon poked out. Finally, all was right with the world when the moon resumed its perfect roundness:
Then… THIS happened:
My iPhone5-captured pictures cannot do this magnificent phenomenon justice. When I saw this eye-blinding rainbow-filled sky hanging above me, I squealed and woke little Plum up to watch this. Monkey King bloomed, “That’s Moonbow!” I thought he was just making up the word. Nope, moonbow does exist! And it was perfection.