Light from the moon hits Earth’s dense atmosphere
in the low opaque areas that are wet.
Then the apparent lunar photosphere
emits green light as Luna starts to set.
The grey moon seems orange in the dark sky,
then a rare flash appears out of nowhere,
as a giant prism paints verdant die
and a blazing mirage seems to hang there.
Lunar soil releases ionic
streams as it is hit by the solar winds.
Then it wears a crown that seems demonic
’til the moon in the sky sets and rescinds.
The air helps bend light into frequencies
like weaving bright threads of embroideries.
I just found out about this phenomenon today on the New Scientist page . Then I wrote this sonnet.
Digg Newsrooms also has some interesting comments.
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Posted on April 29, 2011, in One Single Impression, Poetry, Poetry Pantry is Now Open, Sonnets and tagged atmosphere, earth, light, lunar, lunar verse, moon, One Single Impression, Poetry Blogroll, Poetry Pantry is Now Open, rare green flash from moon, set, shakespearean, sonnet. Bookmark the permalink. 31 Comments.