Astronomy

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Moon Up


The first first quarter moon of the year.

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Transit of Mercury


Sunshine all day (12.2 kWh), and Admin1 was able to project the image of Mercury crossing the disc. Mercury is the small dot near the bottom. The other spots are sunspots, and the large faint rings are optical artefacts.
We resumed watching Mr Robot.

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Spot…


Sun with sunspot seen though clouds

…the Dogs


Dogs seen through window
Sun…dogs; geddit?

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Yellow Moon on the Rise


First Christmas full moon since 1977.

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Lunar Eclipse

A montage leading up to last night’s total lunar eclipse. Fog set in just as it became total at 3am, but this shot shows the reddening and the ozone-layer created blue tinge at the bottom right: