As I went hiking to Lake Corani in Bolivia, I could be forgiven for confusing the sun, barely shining through threatening clouds like a spooky moon, on the one side,
and the full moon on the other side, shining as bright as if it was the source of all light in our solar system.
Still, it was very embarrassing when I said “It’s wonderful to see the sun and the moon at the same time” to a gentleman in Kango, a small hamlet by the shore of the lake, pointing to the two celestial bodies as I identified them. Without even having to look up into the sky, he corrected me dryly “This one is the moon. The sun is over there,” only half-suppressing a smile.
How good that I had a GPS during my hike. But in all fairness, the sky in the southern hemisphere is really confusing because everything is upside down.