Friday, July 23, 2010

19 July, 1911

Again calm and pleasant.

We have noticed a very curious appearance of heavenly bodies when setting in a north-westerly direction. About midwinter, the moon observed in this position appeared in a much distorted shape of a blood red color. It might have been a red flare or a distant bonfire, but could not have been guessed for the moon. Yesterday the planet Venus appeared under similar circumstances as a ship's side-light or Japanese lantern. In both cases there was a flickering in the light and a change of color from deep orange yellow to blood red, but the latter was dominant.

I wonder what this portends.

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