Friday, January 18, 2008

Ring around the moon

Just a little while ago I was studying and my neighbor a few streets over sent me an instant message that said, "look out back at the moon". I was amazed when I went out back and saw a big bright circle around the moon, just as clear as can be. After some quick research, it is believed that a ring around the moon means rain is on the way. There really is some science behind that to make it true, but I'm not about to explain it this late at night. However, here is a link another really cool picture -

Ironically, today Joshua and I read a book about space travel at the library. I told him I would take him to see a real rocket ship for his birthday, because I am the coolest Mom ever. And because I know we'll be just a few hours away from Kennedy Space Center. And cultivating our nerdiness is so much more fun than a birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese. I was going to wake Joshua up to go outside and look at the moon, but the clouds have rolled in making the viewing difficult.


Mrs. Darling said...

Thats beautiful.

Zach and Beth said...

Wow! That's gorgeous! Sounds like the rain part was right too! I love that you "cultivate your nerdiness"!