I’m currently driving cross-country to a new home. It’ s a huge move; all of our stuff is on a moving van, we have us and the cats in our cars. The scenery this time of year is gorgeously green — at least along I-80. But, what has kept my attention both nights has been the sight of a lovely crescent Moon high in the west. One of the pleasures of skywatching is to see such sights and then let the imagination wander about how cool it is that we have another world so close that we can see its curvature without needing binoculars or a telescope. If we lived on a planet without a Moon, I often wonder how long it would have taken humans to intellectually figure out that other worlds exist, and what their characteristics are?
If you get a chance, get outside and check out the Moon the next few nights. It’s lovely!!