We went down to Cherry Beach at about 10:00 last night to watch the lunar eclipse as the moon rose over Lake Ontario. Hundreds of people there and most interesting of all were large numbers of Chinese young people, scattered about in small groups, each group lighting small candles in nylon balloons, and then as the air in the balloons warmed, releasing them to float high in the air as they drifted in the slight breeze. Chinese moon festival meets lunar eclipse. Magical!
Especially so as the sky was covered with clouds so no eclipse visible, but dozens of small, brightly coloured moons drifting through the evening sky.