A Celestial Moment

Today, everyone watched the skies to glimpse the partial eclipse. People gathered with their watching devices (keep it safe people) as the skies darkened and the birds fell silent and we took a moment to marvel at our place in the solar system. For many, it was an exciting scientific event, but for some it may have a spiritual significance.

On Tuesday, we saw images of some of the most spectacular displays of the Aurora Borealis, so it’s been a busy week for sky watchers. Through the ages, humanity has always looked up, whether it’s to see gods, guidance or to reach beyond our planet and find other worlds.

Your writing prompt: Write a scene that hinges on a celestial event, such as an eclipse. What is its significance to the culture? Or perhaps it’s just a narrative countdown point to a plot climax.


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