I get so involved with traveling on Planet Earth, that sometimes I forget to think bigger picture. As in Universe. One of the (many) things I loved about all the Star Trek TV series was the idea of exploring outer space.
Last night, we had clear weather and mild temperatures for the lunar eclipse, which happened to coincide with Winter Solstice.
As I sat on the grass in my front yard, staring at the moon, I thought about all the unexplored wonders of the galaxy.
How beautiful the planets are! (If you don’t know what I’m talking about, have a look at NASA’s stunning Voyager photos.) Ringed Saturn (always my favorite planet), blue Neptune, orange-banded Jupiter…and all of Jupiter’s moons: Amalthea, Callisto, Europa, Ganymede, Io.
Here’s to dreaming of future intergalactic travel!
—Laurel Kallenbach, moon gazer