Blood Moon Underbelly

First it was billed as the lunar astronomical event of the year, a full super-moon, blood-moon lunar eclipse. Then the forecasters told of doom and gloom as all of Southern Australia was to be covered by spectacle smothering wet blanket of high altitude cloud. We canceled our planned trip to a favorite dark sky lookout […]

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The Moon, Jupiter, Venus and Me

What better way to acknowledge the winter solstice with a kind-of self portrait under the auspicious light of the Moon, Jupiter and Venus. Jupiter is directly beneath the Moon while Venus is the same distance below again and a little to the left. Day by day Venus and Jupiter are getting closer and closer together. […]

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