Sunrise, Blood Moon and Mars


Here is a gratuitous photo of a lovely red sunrise, in lieu of a decent picture of the recent Blood Moon.

We had crystal clear skies last Friday night here in Cape Town and a perfect view of the whole eclipse and subsequent Blood Moon.

Blood Moon 1

I did take a few photos, but my little Canon camera wasn’t quite up to the task.

What do you mean, you can’t see anything?

Blood Moon 2

Above is the Blood Moon and below is Mars.


Though people the world over were witnessing the same event, here in Cape Town we saw the Earth’s shadow creeping across the moon from the opposite direction to those of you in the north.

And when you think just how far away the Moon and Mars are, I think it is amazing that my little old Canon managed to capture anything at all!


post script: This is just a fun post. There will be many excellent captures of the eclipse out there online for those who are interested in actually seeing what went on!


28 thoughts on “Sunrise, Blood Moon and Mars

  1. samanthamurdochblog

    I think your eclipse photos are fab! Guess what we saw here in the Midlands…yes, that’s right, absolutely nothing! It was overcast all night…😸

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  2. blosslyn

    We didn’t see it, for weeks no rain, the night of the blood moon, storms for two days, then back to no rain, so its lovely to see yours, thank you πŸ™‚

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      1. blosslyn

        Oh sorry I forgot you haven’t had any 😦 …..we only had two days, but i’m guessing you would love 2 days, now we are back to over 30 here, and I would love 2 more days of rain πŸ™‚

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