It’s 9:14 p.m. last night and the brilliant moon is dominating the semi-clear sky. She’s relatively close to the sun and 251,015 miles away from us, and sailing fast to the northwest – over Eggemoggin Reach, Penobscot Bay, and beyond.
She’s in her Waxing Crescent veils of shadow, exposing 26 percent of herself as part of her First Phase reappearance dance after her New Moon seclusion. Tonight, she’ll expose more; Wednesday night, her First Quarter, she’ll unveil enough to allow 54 percent of her to be illuminated – for those who can get above the clouds. (Brooklin, Maine)