Last week a colleague who, shall we say, has form for forwarding dodgy emails, sent me one claiming Mars and the Moon would be aligned on Monday morning at 12:30am. Turns out to be a hoax. Happily I didn’t stay/get up specially to watch. Neither did anybody else, apparently (or if they are, they’re not admitting it).
But tonight’s full lunar eclipse isn’t a hoax, and from Melbourne it’s at a much more civilised time, in the early evening. I think I’ll set up the camera on a tripod and keep an eye on it with the kids through the evening.
Well, if cloud doesn’t block it.
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the 4pm weather report:
Forecast for Tuesday evening
The chance of a brief shower but mostly fine. Partly cloudy with moderate southwesterly wind.
Let’s hope the clouds part long enough to see the eclipse!
Hmm. I saw the moon pre-eclipse, looking much as it always does. But then it vanished. Behind cloud??
Yes, there’s a lot of cloud coming over now, dammit.
Clouds came over for a short time but by the time it reached it’s peak, there was not a cloud to be seen on this side of the river. Twas interesting!
Vaughan, you’re pulling my leg, right? Eclipse. I poked my head outside at 19:30 and decided there wasn’t going to be any eclipse watching with the sky covered in cloud.
I saw it post full eclipse and it looked great. I was looking south-east from Yarraville around 9.45 p.m.