The weather forecast was not good but many people braved the rainy conditions to enjoy breakfast and the possibility of a total lunar eclipse early this morning. All were not disappointed as gaps between the clouds and rain showers provided wonderful views of the eclipsed Moon.
As predicted the totality was dark, much darker than the coppery-red totalities that have been seen in recent years. The dark red Moon provided a striking contrast to the clouds and city backdrop and everyone went away having enjoyed this wonderful phenomenon.
We are all eagerly looking forward to the next total lunar eclipse and we won’t have to wait long – 10 December 2011.