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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The Super Blue (No So Blood) Moon

It was rather sad last night to be in the prime position to view the total lunar eclipse and to have Mother Nature (once again) have other ideas.  As the time for the eclipse drew closer, so did the storm clouds, with the heavens opening up at the precise time the Moon would have entered the Earth’s shadow.

Luckily though, we had taken a drive down to the beach earlier to watch the Moon rising before those pesky clouds arrived.
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One More Day

Just one day away from full, the Moon looked amazing last night.

One Day Away From Full – January 30, 2018

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