Northward: Peary’s 1908-09 Expedition

8 false moons

Clear + calm. Temp. in -20’s.
    Borup + Karko down to Black Cape on the chance of a bear.
    Considerable open water off Rawson.
    Fed dogs on salt fish that has been soaking in ice foot for several days.
    This evening moulding + freezing the white fox into a life like position.
    A brilliant paraselene this evening (8 false moons).

Paraselene: the phenomenon Peary describes here is the appearance of 'false' or 'mock' moons caused by the refractions of moonlight through ice particles in the atmosphere. 

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