Bastard weather.

Monday 16th May 2022. 04:12 hours.
Woke up, got out of bed…
Didn’t drag a comb across my head, went into my office room at the back of the house and sat and stared at the Moon.

Well, I would have if it hadn’t been for the thick layer of cloud that was depositing a gentle rain into the early morning.

I love living here, at this latitude and longitude. I love the procession of the seasons. Long summer days, long winter nights. Sometimes however the love is lost when you want the sky to be clear but the Atlantic weather systems have other ideas.

Monday 16th May 2022. 04:12 hours.
Woke up, got out of bed and went into my office room at the back of the house to see if the clouds had cleared enough to afford me a glimpse of the lunar eclipse that was taking place.

Here’s what I saw:

I went back to bed and laid there for a while, silently cursing the weather, bastard weather. After about half an hour I went back into my office and looked again, the sky was very slightly lighter but still there was that covering of cloud. Oh well, write it down to experience, they’ll be another one along, soon, probably…

October actually, yes, the new Hugh Grant vehicle – October actually.
Saturday 28th October (actually) is when the next lunar eclipse is visible from my latitude and longitude. Only a partial eclipse, the Moon entering the Earth’s penumbra but only grazing the umbra for about 15 minutes.

But before that, there’s a partial solar eclipse on Tuesday, 25th October 2022 which will also be visible from my latitude and longitude. It’ll be visible over a large swathe of Europe, clouds permitting.

So, there’s something to look forward to then, eh?

Meanwhile, let’s look backwards to the Early hours of 28 September 2015 when there was another Lunar Eclipse, and it wasn’t cloudy.

This is what happens when you accidentally kick the tripod halfway through a shot…

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