Experiencing the eclipse

Did you watch the lunar eclipse last night?

Perhaps ‘watch’ isn’t the right word, unless you did spend a couple of hours just staring at the sky.

It was quite something to experience seeing the moon gradually change from a bright white orb to something that looked a bit like a coppery-coloured 5-watt lightbulb, and then transition through to bright white again.

From my vantage point – roughly 51°25 N and 0°51 W – we had a completely clear sky last night so could observe the phenomenon in its entirety. I took a couple of photos with my Nokia N73. Posted one to my moblog. Rather a pathetic picture, actually, compared to some others! See the Flickr eclipse set for more really great photos.

Neville Hobson

Social Strategist, Communicator, Writer, and Podcaster with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Believer in an Internet for everyone. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Avid tea drinker.