Moon Set

I’ve watched many sunrises and sunsets but I can honestly say that I experienced my first ‘moon set’ while on vacation.

Shortly after takeoff I looked out the plane window and noticed the most beautiful full moon over the water.  The reflexion was a pale red on the water and the sky was dark.  Noting else was visible.

To my right side I could see the sun rising through the clouds.  The colors were pale orange, pink, purple, and blue.

I shifted my eyes back to the moon which looked bigger and brighter than it had before.  As time passed the sky shifted from black to navy as the moon slowly lowered in the sky.  A few moments later the moon changed colors from bright white to an intense ball of fire.  The intensity grew stronger as the sun rose on the other side of the plane.

Then slowly and softly the moon sunk lower and lower in the sky until it was barely visible in the dawn sky.

…and then the sun rose and the moon set.

I love watching the world from the plane window as I feel like a bird flying above the clouds.  You gain a new perspective when you look at things from above.  Have you ever experienced anything this beautiful from a unique perspective?  Underwater looking up?  That would be interesting too.  This was just the beginning of our trip to Costa Rica.

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  1. DiverGirl says

    This comment reminded me of one of my favorite moments diving in Belize. My now-DH was home on R&R from deployment and it was our first real day alone together after more than a year apart. We did a night dive at Hol Chan, off Ambergris Caye. On the way back to the boat, we stopped to look up at the plethora of stars and found the Southern Cross directly above us. I’ll never forget standing chest-deep in the warm Caribbean, kissing and thinking of that Crosby, Still + Nash song.

    Maybe it sounds silly, but seeing the Southern Cross really changed me – it was so symbolic of being in a different place, literally and figuratively, and of really being blessed with love.

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