Southern Hemisphere will have a total eclipse

On 2 July 2019 between 1915-2050 UTC, there will be an eclipse visible from Chile and Argentina. This time is close to sunset in these countries and the total eclipse will only be seen in a 90-mile corridor.

Best wishes to those who will see it personally.

Howard Nemerov’s During a Solar Eclipse


During a Solar Eclipse

The darkening disk of the moon before the sun

All morning moves, turning our common day

A deep and iris blue, daylight of dream

In which we stand bemused

and looking on Backward

at shadow and reflected light,


While the two great wanderers among the worlds

Enter their transit with our third,

a thing So rare that in his time upon the earth

A man may see,

as I have done, but four,

In childhood two,

a third in youth,

and this In likelihood my last.

We stand bemused

While grass and rock darken,

and stillness grows,


Until the sun and moon slide out of phase

And light returns us to the common life

That is so long to do and so soon done.

Poem for times of trouble

I found this on my Facebook page today:


We who were once far off,9994-sunrise-at-orvieto-umbria-italy-free-landscape-and-scenic-desktop_531x331
who wandered as if
in a wilderness,
searching for water,
desperate for shade,
now rest in your embrace,
feast on your word,
drink from a well
that will never run dry,
and have found the place
we were searching for,
as Christ has brought us home.