Another beautiful full moon prior to the solar eclipse… I took two photos around 10 PM Sunday evening… beachcombers told me the beach strand looked like there was flood lights reflecting off the ocean until the eclipse began and then flashlights and lanterns dotted the beach.
From the beginning of creation… man has been fascinated with myths and stories about the moon’s existence and particularly an eclipse. The earliest story on record comes from China dating back to 2134 B.C.
The Chinese believed a solar eclipse was caused by an invisible dragon eating the sun. So the emperor thought if the drummers beat drums and the archers shot arrows… the frightened dragon would leave the sun alone and daylight would return.
Unfortunately two royal astronomers, Hsi and Ho, mis – estimated the correct time of the eclipse, thus no drums or arrows… even the return of daylight later didn’t spare the emperor’s wrath and the two astronomers’ heads!
Christopher Columbus used a solar eclipse ( while stranded in Jamaica) as a way to keep the natives feeding the explorers when he announced that God would send darkness into the midday if they didn’t keep feeding his men… so when the darkness descended and later lifted ( by the boastful Columbus) the once reluctant and now scared natives quickly scurried around collecting more food.
These days, even with all the scientific knowledge we have about a solar or lunar eclipse … it still feels magical as we watch in awe! Yesterday I went searching for more awe inspiring natural beauty sites and more fun unexplained Edisto whimsy!
So until tomorrow… As awe-inspiring as the lunar eclipse was Sunday night… don’t we get the feeling that it pales behind the Creator Who started it all… life and all its mysteries.
Today is my favorite day… Winnie the Pooh
It was another fun, favorite day… Jackson’s sister, Em, and her brother-in-law Jack came to Edisto to see Jackson! We had such fun!!
Safe travels home yesterday Jack and Em… what fun we all had catching up! 💗