The lunar eclipse last Monday/Tuesday was visible in Santa Cruz, until the fog covered the moon. A 1935 clipping from the Spokane Chronicle (archived by Washington State University’s Library) provides the Chinese mythical explanation of lunar eclipses:
Guan Sheng Di said:
"Man lives in the world. If he values loyalty, filial piety, honesty, and righteousness above all else, he will not fail in life.
However, if he doesn’t value loyalty, filial piety, honesty, and righteousness, although his body is alive, his heart is already dead. This is called stealing life.
Man’s heart knows the gods and the gods know man’s heart."