Wednesday, 17 September 2014

Paraselene

A paraselene is a bright spot, especially on a lunar halo. It's sometimes known as a mock or false moon. I'm not sure I entirely follow, but it's a nice word and maybe my friend Sheila will come along and explain it properly.

The picture is of the actual moon, taken by Gary. He's one of the bright spots in my life.

20 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

He'll appreciate that you said that!

Jan Baynham said...

Great photo, Patsy (and Gary, of course!). I hadn't heard of the word 'paraselene' before. That's why I love your blog. Hope you're having a good time.

Patsy said...

I should jolly well hope so, Alex!

Patsy said...

We're having a fabulous time thanks, Jan.

Teresa Ashby said...

What a lovely word! And what a gorgeous picture. I love the moon, it always cheers me up to see it :-) x

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Ah. My wife said something nice about me once. I think she wanted me to wash her car.

;O)

Neil Waring said...

I think one of my elementary teachers referred to me as paraselene, wish I would have know what it meant then. Ahh- maybe not, but it would have been nice if it would have happened. Thanks for the new word.

Maggie May said...

Not heard of paraselene before and neither has my smart phone as it's underscored in red. Not so smart hey? Lovely moon and excellent photography. Keep enjoying!

Oscar said...

Well, I'll be darned!

Leandra Wallace said...

That is a completely new word for me! Pretty pic.

lizy-expat-writer said...

So it's not 'parasailing' said while drunk? ;) Great photo and I hope Gary sees the nice things you say about him to the world at large.

Patsy said...

I like the moon too. It looks kind of friendly.

Patsy said...

The nice thing wasn't that you're not cynical, was it?

Patsy said...

I'm sure you're teacher was thinking it, Neil.

Patsy said...

Thanks, Maggie. Glad we're smarter than phones.

Patsy said...

A new one for you, Oscar.

Patsy said...

Ah good, Leandra.

Patsy said...

I have been known to say nice things to his face on occasion. Well maybe two occasions.

richardpeeej said...

I've not hear of this word either Patsy...another new one for my collection..thank you and Gary for the photo and sharing it with us...

Patsy said...

Glad you liked it, Richard.