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Is it me or does it seem like there have been countless opportunities over the past few years to see THE this-or-that moon/sun event of our lifetime? Anyhow, there was another one last night, so Peter and I popped over to what I thought would be a great viewing point – the rooftop terrace on the Hotel Inglaterra. As you can see, it’s a great view from up there. But by the time we got to see the moon it had become small and pale, barely visible to the eye.

Turns out you have to catch these babies on the rise, and the closer to the horizon the better. Didn’t hang around for the eclipse as it probably wouldn’t have looked much different. Well, better luck next time…

Very pale blood moon with Mars shining bright on the right.