I missed the transit of Venus this week but Eric Johnson and Bruce Morlan sent me their photos. If you’re under the age of ten or so, get the next one on your schedule: December 10-11, 2117.
I wasn’t aware that there was an eclipse of the moon this morning until I saw it from I-35 at about 7 am on my way to Lebanon Hills for some mountain biking. Fortunately, two other Northfielders were prepared.
Eric Johnson took the above photos from downtown Northfield. He wrote:
Every five minutes I would meander out of GBMonday, take a photo and return for more warm coffee. This shot was taken from the west side of the Neuger Communications parking lot using a plastic garbage container to steady the camera. Panasonic FZ40 at 24X optical.
Northfield.org’s Rob Hardy took two photos "from near the Northfield water tower on Spring Creek Road."
I’ve heard occasional objections over the past 5 years to my use of the term ‘salonistas.’ It’s a bit obscure, I admit, since the Urban Dictionary defines a salonista as “A person who wrote/worked for the online magazine Salon.com, especially during its heyday in the 1990s.” It also has a more generic meaning: anyone who regularly attends a conversation salon AKA a literary salon.
I’m not sure what term they’d prefer. Gasbag geezers?