Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Apocalyptic sky!

Lots of interesting stuff in the sky over the last couple of days! Linda and I were doing some gardening yesterday afternoon when a curious dark cloud-front moved across from the west: as it covered the Sun the sky took on a peachy-grey colour. The Sun dimmed dramatically, reminding us of our memories of the 1999 total eclipse (which we observed at Prawle Point in Devon)

On Sunday morning the Moon passed close by the bright star Regulus, while yesterday the thin crescent displayed the beautiful 'new Moon in the old Moon's arms' phenomenon.








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