The time is ticking away and my little sprogs are extremely excited to see a blood moon. As the farmers in the days before lights and electricity brought in their crops by the light of the full moon closest to the autumn equinox, we commemorated their memory with our own fruit picking in the garden by early moonlight today. Our lovely pears snapped off easily and happily bounced into our basket.
We are planning on travelling to the forest nearby to find a high place where there is less light pollution to disturb our view. Unfortunately, the sprogs will not get a chance to see the transition as it should happen in the early hours of the morning. They are still determined to have a moonlit picnic though and I’m sure it will be spectacular as we are lucky enough to have a second super moon for this year. It will mean a late night for the smaller sprogs but this is an event that only happens once every eighteen years. The next time this will occur, all my fledglings will have left the nest.
Here’s the science behind the magical view courtesy of NASA…
Shoutout if you’re going to be looking out at the Super Harvest Blood Moon tonight and I will be waving out to you across the beautiful night sky, no matter where you are in the world.
Have a great night!
Image courtesy of examiner.com