Not the moon: We saw the moon on the sun this morning in Okinawa, a solar eclipse.
Had the usual clouds blocking much of the view, but the sun burned through a few times. Misako shot this from our balcony.
The tide is high today here, too, with these celestial bodies lined up above.
For much more, including maps of the route of the eclipse, see Eclipser. And here is another site about the eclipse in Japan. Lots of interest here because, according to media reports, this is the first time in 932 years that people all over Japan could see a solar eclipse, clouds willing. (People in certain regions could see an eclipse, but not entire country.) TV networks have dedicated their morning programming to the phenomenon.
The sun looked so moonlike here, it reminded me of the old Ricky Nelson song, It’s Late.
“Look up. Is that the moon we see? Can’t be. Looks like the sun to me.”
Lyrics by Dorsey Burnette.
No worries if you missed this one. Another full (or annular) solar blockage will be coming right up, in June 2030 around here. Just eat healthy.