Full Moon Ride Schedule [From BA 43-300]
"Maybe go further and lock your bikes at a trailhead. Look not just at the moon—that's Mars there, too. And that tiny, blurry smudge? It's an entire other galaxy your own two eyes are seeing."
adapted from BA 43-300
Based on John Mosley’s Phases of the Moon, Griffith Observatory
Some of the best things in life go underrated and under-praised. These are the subtle things, the darker memories and shadow sides. They include: silence; that boy in eighth-grade Algebra; the summer you had your wisdom teeth removed; a total lunar eclipse.
But this isn't just any old lunar eclipse. It's the longest total lunar eclipse of the century. So suit up, bedazzle your bike with ethereal lights, and take a new friend or two along for the ride. You’ll want to scout out a lunar-less location beforehand, navigable enough in the blood red dark and at a sufficient remove from streetlights.
Maybe you’ll go further and lock your bikes at a trailhead and camp for the night. And look not just at the moon—that's Mars there, too, as close to us as it has been in 15 years. That tiny, blurry smudge? It's an entire other galaxy your own two eyes are seeing.
What all this means is up to you. Kindly report back to HQ with your best stories, sightings, and realizations (or at least the leftover graham crackers).
Then consider straying out into the yard tomorrow night, too, to see that only-slightly waning moon bursting back into ritual brightness.