Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Lunar Eclipse


The lunar eclipse was known as "Heavenly Dog Eating the Moon" in ancient China.
I combined the four photos taken from my window this morning.

4 comments:

Jeannie said...

Dear Master Yu,

This is just fascinating! and we are discovering your talents of being a real artist as well.

Thank you for sharing the nature's beauty!

Be well.
Jeannie

Mary Catherine Bax said...

Dear Joseph,

What a heavenly image!

I would love to hear any insights you have on the full moon or eclipses from an astrology point of view.

Mary

TYTan said...

Dear Master Yu,

"The Heavenly dog eating the moon" was what my grandparents told me when I was a small boy and I believed them. It was not until it was taught in school, I always feared such an occasion. As it signifies disaster because of the anger of the heavenly dog of "Erh Lang Shen".

Anyway, has there been any major disaster on earth after a lunar eclipse?

What about solar eclipse? Is there any Chinese folklore tale?

Regards,
TY Tan

Joseph Yu said...

Dear Mary,

The full moon was bright. Our earth cast a shadow on its surface to make it dark resulting in the lunar eclipse.

We must not darken the brightness by creating a shadow in our mind. This is the root of fear.

Joseph