Today is pretty special. The day and the night are equal and lots of other weird things are happening too. Can you see on this pyramid there are kind of snake lines of sunlight going down the steps? That only happens on the Spring and Autumn Equinox, not on any other day of the whole year (hence all the people).
The autumnal equinox happens the moment the sun crosses the celestial equator, which is an imaginary line in the sky that corresponds to Earth’s equator. Every year this occurs on September 22, 23, or 24.
Here's the fascinating bit for this year: the full moon near the autumnal equinox is called the harvest moon; this year’s harvest moon on the evening of September 27 is a super moon that will also display a rare total lunar eclipse. The last time a total lunar eclipse coincided with a supermoon happened was in 1982, and it won’t happen again until 2033! Cool huh? Time to go outside and look up...
I really can not imagine what I was thinking when I took on my new Lessons in Love Series. The first one was fine because it was about cooking, a subject I have always enjoyed and had great fun writing, but football? Book two is about a girl who takes up football for the sake of a boy and ends up loving the sport. Well, I confess to being a bit of a rugby scrummy, but in England football might be a national sport, yet I know almost nothing about it. I ended up having to watch several games (yawn) and read a book or two (even bigger yawn) just to write about it convincingly, which was fine actually, but next - tennis! Uh oh! Book Three in this series is about tennis, and I've just realised I know even less about the rules of tennis than I do about football! What on earth was I thinking?
Oh well... next thing to do research-wise: watch some tennis (the hardship) and see if I can get Andy Murray's phone number for a little chat ;-) I think I might have taken on a bit more than I intended!