Tuesday, December 21, 2010
Portents of swell
The summer sun is out, but it's cold. My throat feels like Santa's elves have taken to it with an angle grinder. There are strange portents in the southern skies. The sun is in declination, at it's highest point, like a surfer doing an off the lip manoeuver. The moon is full. Tides are high and the waves almost flat. This morning we had a total lunar eclipse. This configuration of sun and moon hasn't occurred since 1638. I'm calling this early as portents of an epic cyclone swell on the sub-tropical east coast of Oz.