2017, November: Crescent Moon with Earthshine

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The waning crescent moon shines this morning from the eastern sky.  It is 25.8 days past its new phase and heading toward new phase on November 18.

Notice the night portion of the moon.  It shines from reflected sunlight from our planet.  From the moon Earth is nearly full.  Reflected sunlight from the waxing gibbous Earth falls on the night portion of the moon and gently illuminates it:  Earthshine!

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  1. 1weaver – generally speaking, here is where the news that i come across in science, philosophy, mythology, geo-politics and personal experience can blend to fuel our minds and imaginations. the world is a rapidly changing place with many of us feeling that we have one foot in the past, one foot in the present and no clue about our where our feet will be in the future. its my belief that we can find our path by knowing ourselves more clearly, more objectively. individuals are unique blendings of the cultural, familial, educational and aspirational themes they have experienced and perhaps it would be helpful to take stock. what makes you tick and what ticks you off? knowing why you find yourself where you are, knowing more clearly where you genuinely - and realistically - want to go can only begin to happen by taking a good look at You. i aim to take full advantage of the massive amounts of information 'out there' as a springboard for the study and progress of Self. please join in!

    earthshine was lovely at quarter to five this morning! now i know why. thanks

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