Fun day on the 22nd with our northern NV skies clearing by midday. So outside to clear off the accumulated frozen waters & get some fresh air. Just awesome out here, cold, and bright, dry air with a hint of spring . My gaze turns toward the east and there rising off my neighbors roof is my pal Luna day 8. Seeing our moon in the daytime sky is always a treat for me. I shovel and clear my piece of real estate with haste for the skies look good for at least a late afternoon & early evening Luna show and as I walk back in and I hear the voice of my wife "SUG whats for lunch?" My brain goes into overdrive through my cooking files : fast, tasty, filling, with reserve energy stocks as I try to ignore the call of the Lady Selene in the eastern sky - got it!
What's for lunch: Course Mashed Refried Bean Burritos is the lunch that fits the bill. I soaked and cooked up 2 pounds of pintos the other day and they are ready to use. Olive oil in the skillet heated, add some beans. As they warm up I add garlic, jalapenos, salt, some prime rib rub, oregano, green chili salsa, lime juice and a little water. Simmer 15 minutes and then course mash. When cooked through these are served on streamed flour tortillas with leftover salad fixings, Greek style yogurt creme, avocados, brown rice and your choice of hot sauce. The smell in the house was inspired. Mrs. SUG enjoyed her piled high version as she worked on school, and SUG had the satisfaction of eating his gazing out to the backyard and dreaming of a moon view.
What to look at: Fra Maura Crater Complex at Lunar Daybreak. Sitting on the border land between Mare Cognitum and Mare Nubium this fine treasure trove is largely ignored accept if you are interested in locating the Apollo landing sites. Here we have ancient craters either flooded by flowing Lunar lavas or covered by Imbrium flying far and fast debris. Maybe both! The two "smaller" craters on its S.E & S.W create a interesting shadow dance as daylight advances. The scoring and depositing effect of the Imbium blast is obvious in the area and the interplay of morning light and shadow only enhance the view.
Like a bean burrito this may seem like a ho hum Lunar feature and lunch. But do it right and it is a very satisfying optical and lunch treat that you will want to experience again!