Red Moon

The view from Balnarring.

It's too cloudy here :(

The Moon is always Red and Black !


My photos from tonight.






The Moon is always Red and Black !


James Hird to move Essendon to new moon base, quoted as saying "isn't that where all evil lives?"

When you have proper mountings for a telescope to fit a camera you get photos like this;




One day, one day :)

Sailors delight

It looks magnificent this morning too.

It looks magnificent this morning too.

Well, put your pants on then.

It looks magnificent this morning too.

Well, put your pants on then.

You are a very naughty boy ! Koala has not stopped blushing, since she read this and put her beautiful and naughty
mind to work ?

Keen-eyed stargazers in the southern hemisphere will be able to see a supermoon on Thursday night — but not before those in the north have seen it first.

But the northerners won’t be seeing just any old supermoon this evening — it’s a “super worm equinox moon”.

Yep. Just when you thought the names of supermoons couldn’t be any more obscure or less science-based.

So where does the name come from?

The word equinox can be attributed to the fact that the supermoon happens to fall on the same day as the spring equinox — hence why it’s only a super worm equinox moon in the northern hemisphere.

For Australians, it is the official beginning of autumn.

During the equinox, the sun crosses the plane of the Earth’s equator, making night and day all over the Earth of equal length.

As for the worm part? Supermoons tend to get their name from Native American tribes and according to National Geographic, this moon coincides with the time of year when earthworms begin to emerge from the thawing winter soil.

How rare are they?

This is the first super worm equinox moon in 19 years, and follows a flurry of brilliant moons this season, including the super blue blood moon, super blood wolf moon and super snow moon.

Those who find themselves rolling their eyes at the constant stream of new supermoon names, there is good news: This is the last supermoon of 2019.

And we won’t be seeing another super worm equinox moon until 2030 .

For those who will be sad to see the back of the supermoon season, relive the celestial experiences with our super quiz.

Ah so that’s where the ‘worm’ references started.

Heres one from January

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Maybe the moon is the usual colour but your eyes are clapped?

In Sri Lanka: “For the first time since 1866, three lunar events – a blood moon total lunar eclipse, a super moon and a blue moon will be visible” [at the same time]

Didn’t see the eclipse. Looked biggish though?