Lunar Eclipse, 1834.

Pertaining to the darkening of the moon.

In the month of December, on the 15th and into the night, the moon will be dark [pouli ka mahina], but it will not be a fully darkened; it will just be lopsided. Two-thirds of the moon will disappear, then it will reappear, and then come out totally. This is when it will occur.

When the moon rises it will be lopsided.

[Are you ready for tonight’s darkening of the moon? Unlike the eclipse 188 years ago, this time it will be a total eclipse!]

(Lama Hawaii, 12/5/1834, p. 3)

Ka Lama Hawaii, Makahiki I, Helu 22, Aoao 3. Detemaba 5, 1834.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s