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Howl at the Moon

December 21, 2010

This evening, I come to you from eclipse central out here in Mongolia. For all you Druids out there, tonight was a big night, seeing the first intersection of a lunar eclipse and the winter solstice since 1638, a mere 372 years ago! You all remember that one, don’t ya?

I stepped out of my ger this evening to spot the eclipse in process while the moon was just coming up over the desert. It looked about the size of a Midwestern dinner plate. I’m sorry the photos are a little blurry, but it was getting dark and it was really cold tonight, so I might have been shivering a bit, but I think you can get the gist.

(In other news, a big shout-out to Ms. KJB and my parents for the most wonderful “perfect storm” of care packages in the history of Peace Corps)

 

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  1. Jim, Barb, Denys and Derek Palmer permalink
    December 24, 2010 2:59 pm

    Rob, Enjoy reading about your service.

    Thinking of you on the Eve of this Christmas, 2010.

    Peace – it IS what you do.

    Love – The Palmers

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