The blog of a systematic botanist of German origin, now working in Australia. It covers botany, phylogenetics, cladistics, science in general, freethought, and occasionally sillier issues.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Lunar eclipse today
Right now a total lunar eclipse can be observed in eastern Australia, and indeed perfectly from our front balcony. The moon has turned red, a phenomenon sometimes called a blood moon. The picture above was taken with my silly little digital camera, with about one second of exposure but at a high ISO setting.