After weeks and weeks of clear cloudless blue skies nature sticks a finger up to us in the UK and denies us a natural astronomical phenomena [lets hope it isn’t a metaphor for Brexit seeing as the rest of Europe saw it]. Yes, along with others in the UK we didn’t get to see the lunar eclipse last night because of cloud. Just like the solar eclipse of 1999, the year we arrived in the south west, when the clouds did their thing that day too. Back then some adventurous people got in their cars and headed to the very west of Cornwall where there were clear skies, but most ended up in traffic jams because everyone else had the same idea.
So no blood mood for us I will hope that come 24th September there will be clear skies so we will see the Harvest moon – or hærfest, meaning autumn in old English – although sadly it will be heralding the end of summer, which so far has been pretty pretty good.
For pictures of the blood moon around the world in The Guardian, click here