pumpkin moon

How fortunate we are to have a clear night to see this total lunar eclipse. NASA calls it a “blood moon” but it’s more like a glowing pumpkin in the sky over the Vancouver area of British Columbia, something like this photo:
On a night like this, I rather like to imagine that the moon is a palace where immortals and fairies live, according to Chinese myth.

October 27, 2004 in Folk Legends & Myths by Marja-Leena