Did You See That?

In January this year, I missed the Super Blue Blood Moon, that rare event saw a total lunar eclipse occur when the second full moon for the month was in perigee (its point of orbit when its nearest the Earth).  I was guttered, the weather was so unkind with huge summer storms rolling in even though clear skies were predicted.

But I did say back then that what I love so much about the Moon is that every month there’s a chance to see it full.  Sometimes there are two chances, and at other times special events coincide with the Moon being full.  This is what happened during the recent eclipse when totality – the duration of total obstruction during an eclipse – lasted an unusually long time and it’s all thanks to a few celestial events converging – well, almost converging.
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Thoughts on Location No 101

Yeppoon, Fitzroy Region, Queensland

We didn’t intend to stay in Yeppoon as long as we did but, as often happens, the weather dictated what we would, or in this case wouldn’t, do.  With winds classified as strong to near gale (aka, just a little weaker than gale force), we decided to batten down the hatches and stay put.

I was totally cool with that.  Sometimes you need to enjoy some R&R.  Yes, even when life is one big holiday, you still need to have, or take, a time out and relax and do nothing at all.  That’s exactly what we did – 48 hours longer than originally planned thanx to the weather.
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