Mt. Pisgah Sunrise/Moonset
October 17, 2005
Since the dawn of creation, the sunrise and setting of the full moon on
the 17th day of October, 2005, has to be among the top ten list of
The show began with a partial eclipse of the moon.
Then driving over the 30th Avenue hill we descended into a heavy lake of
fog and we remained fog bound until we climbed about ten minutes up Mt. Pisgah
and above the fog bank.
There the mist provided a halo for the moon light that guided our way.
The climax was the bright edge of sun peering like a diamond in the colored
sky over the Cascades at 7:37 am (seven minutes later than the predicted time
by the local paper.
In honesty in reporting, the leader,
all viewed the eclipse before we gathered for the climb.