An eclipse … or not

I’d been quite enthusiastic over this weekend’s lunar eclipse.

It had been quite some time since I’d seen a good one, and this one promised to be interesting, and happened to occur on a weekend, and even better, at a human friendly time in the late evening, rather than the wee small hours as is often the case.

In the event it was not to be. It had been cloudy all day, and even spat with rain a little in the late afternoon, but just before sunset a patch of blue sky appeared giving the tantalising hint that all might not yet be lost.

But it was not to be. Sure there were some rents in the cloud, but the cloud cover remained at about 95%, with the moon, and the eclipse, hidden behind the cloud.

When I awoke this morning the sky was clearer, albeit with about 25% cloud cover – perhaps a I might have caught a glimpse of the eclipse if I’d waited long enough, but then perhaps not …

About dgm

Former IT professional, previously a digital archiving and repository person, ex research psychologist, blogger, twitterer, and amateur classical medieval and nineteenth century historian ...
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