I was very casually looking at the moon tonight. I just sort of opened the curtains on our East-facing window... I didn't feel like going outside... too cold... too much effort. There's a fair amount of ugliness to the images through two panes of glass but the moon doesn't seem as sensitive to that as Jupiter does. So I was just looking... taking it all in... enjoying the moon... then all of the sudden I thought there was a spec or something on my EP. And then it was moving and some microseconds into this my brain recognized what was happening. A jet was flying in front of the moon (of course it looked upside down too). It made it from one side of the moon to the other in short order. Perhaps a second or two. First time that's ever happened to me and I thought it was pretty cool. The wife and daughter didn't seem as impressed. Anyone ever had that happen? I suppose the plane was on its way to Boston which is 50mi or so East.
~ Charlie Stevenson
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