Made it out of bed last night at 1:45 am to see a moon that looked suspiciously like the Apple logo with a bite taken out of the upper left hand side. Product placement? Or first solstice eclipse since 1638?
Earlier in the night, after our carol-singing party had disbanded around 9 pm, we saw an even better lunar vision: the full moon blazing, surrounded by a perfectly circular ring of clouds. The larger circle was about 5 times as big as the moon itself. No clouds inside the circle, but a wispy gray circle that seemed to hold the high clouds in the rest of the sky at bay.
Strange and beautiful things.