Super, Black and Blue, Full and New

No, I’m not bruised. I’m referring to the moon. There hasn’t been one visible in recent night skies. I would have called it a New Moon, except I read that “the third new moon in an astronomical season with four, is called a ‘Black’ moon”, and Wednesday, February 18th was a ‘Black’ one.

I’ve taken photos of Super moons, Blue moons, and just plain full moons, but a Black one defies my abilities, thus my photo of a near-full one instead. (I know, that makes no sense at all. Cut me some slack! It’s all I could come up with.)

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Wednesday also marked the beginning of Lent, the period prior to Easter when “we journey through Jesus’ adult life as he reveals to us who God is and how much God loves us.”* Somehow it seems fitting that we should begin Lent in darkness. There will be full moons between now and Easter, of course, but consider this: on April 4th there will be a full moon accompanied by a total lunar eclipse — that’s on the eve of Easter Sunday, which falls on the 5th.

I expect it will bring home the reality of the Easter scriptures.

~

When I consider your heavens,
the work of your fingers,
the moon and the stars,
which you have set in place,
what is mankind that you are mindful of them,
human beings that you care for them?

[Psalm 8:3-4, NIV]

~  ~  ~

 * Pastor Gerard Booy,
Haney Presbyterian Church

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3 thoughts on “Super, Black and Blue, Full and New

  1. Judith Robl says:

    Somehow, I don’t think these juxtapositions are “coincidence” at all. God would make himself plain to us if we simply listen with our spirits, not just our ears, and if we look with our hearts, not just our eyes.

    Your photos are always beautiful. This one is stunning.

  2. Darlene says:

    You always post the right thing at the right time. Thanks!!

  3. LOL. Cutting you slack, Carol. So…, when can we expect the black moon photo? LOL.

    I agree with Darlene. You always post at the perfect time.

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