Tuesday, 28 August 2007

Lunar Eclipse

We had a good view of the lunar eclipse tonight.

Lunar Eclipse 28 August 2007

The full moon rising was clearly visible in the east and then the shadow of the eclipse moving up from the lower edge until the moon was fully covered and quite red. A darker band of shadow followed. We have some Chinese grandparents in a neighbouring house and as the eclipse progressed they banged on saucpans or something similar. This is, we think, a Chinese custom in these circumstances. I don't know anything about it, but the clanging added something to the occasion.

An unexpected problem was that there was insufficient light from the moon in full eclipse to register on my camera. Sandra's camera was more sensitive and she took the photo above.

1 comment:

caz said...

Very impressive. I have promoted you in my abandoned travel blog. Nobody reads it.