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Tonight was supposed to be a super moon or a blood moon.  It looked pretty normal to me, was white against a milky sky for the first hour or so, I took a quick photo to spark up some enthusiasm for the late January event: and mini New Year's Resolution to use a Nikon for that one, not the little Lumix which is over-challenged by star and moon stuff.

 

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End of the month is supposed to be super moon, blood moon, semi eclipse all on one night, hope it won't be cloudy and there is something good to see.  I think this link gives some detail of times and what is happening.

https://www.space.com/39208-super-blue-blood-moon-guide.html

 

Edit to add: reading that link pointed out my errors in this post: I blame it on mis-information from a radio announcement this afternoon. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, gillybob said:

It was raining here so I ditched the clothes and ran around the backyard like a crazy person. Had fun and washed off all of last years negativity.

 

:) Glad someone else has rain 'showers' :)

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You lucky duck gillybob.  We live on a corner, fairly flat with not many trees.  Anyone driving up the road a kilometre away can see me hanging the washing out from one road or feeding the chooks from the other.  Only ten cars or so a day - just can't rely on no-one driving past at critical moments though.

 

Lucky on the rain too: can't believe we have just had over an hour of black clouds with thunder and lightning, and not one drop of rain.

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Really looking forward to the full moon on the 31st, unfortunately we tend to cop a bit of cloud cover even in Summer :o

 

Shame it's a Wed night, but I'm still considering taking a drive an hour or so North to get a better vantage point. 

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I so missed the event.  Didn't catch the early moonrise, and then we had enough cloud across the eclipse to miss it.  Next morning I was still sleep deprived, but went out for moon-set just in case it was awesome.  It was good, just not what I'd had in mind.

 

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This morning I was a bit earlier and there was a lovely white moon in a blue sky so made another attempt.

 

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Did anyone have a good view of the eclipse?  Take photos or yawn and go back to bed?

 

 

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I watched it and took some pics but my longest lens is 200mm so no good. What I did do a couple of mornings later was to get out of bed and take the dogs for a walk up the local park at 4.30am and it was magical.  The moon was so incredibly bright, I didnt use a torch, just walked in the moonlight. the dogs love it when we do stuff like this.     It was one of those walks I will remember forever.

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