Tonight’s full moon, although an hour risen, hangs over Halnaker Hill still yellow and wreathed in smog. A halo of sorts hangs round it, but red-shifted to a dirty, terrestrial orange. A 10yr 5/4 moon on a mild Peri-solstice evening.
Rising red and orange moons would have had a story to tell in the Pleistocene, a warning of approaching dust storm, forest fires or others in the landscape with fire and, maybe, intent.
Now, primal, cultural receptors to darkened, soil-streaked or smoke-smudged Moons are dulled. It climbs, for now at least, unheeded. Still trying to reach escape velocity and release from our inversion layer world.