Saturday, 28 July 2018

Lunar eclipse - a total washout!

It is astonishing how frequently long-anticipated astronomical events are preceded by a spell of fine weather, only for the clouds to roll in at the last moment! Last night was a classic example: with just thirty minutes to moonrise the cumulo-nimbus thunderheads moved up from the south to cover the whole sky.

Linda and I drove out to the top of the Heath where there is a 360 degree clear horizon, but soon went 'gap chasing' eastwards, trying to find a window through which we could catch a glimpse of the Moon: no luck! We did come across a spectacular corvid roost on the fields at Halvergate and enjoyed some almost apocalyptic skies and lightning flashes...

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