back to article Live coverage: Blood Moon looms large for North, South America

The "blood moon" is showing its ruddy face on Tuesday, 15 April, and can best be viewed from North America or New Zealand – or in the live coverage streamed here, from the Slooh Observatory. Youtube Video Slooh's telescopes are positioned off the west coast of Africa in the Canary Islands, and started covering the lunar …

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  1. Denarius Silver badge
    Unhappy

    rats, cloud

    5/8ths cloud in east in Eastern Oz as moon due to rise soon

    1. Thomas 4

      Re: rats, cloud

      Is the chance of rats because the moon is made of cheese?

      1. Denarius Silver badge
        Coat

        Re: rats, cloud

        nah, cheesed off observers. Has been a mice autumn though. Been too wet for rats and red bellied blacks ate them anyway. Eaten the brown snakes too as I have seen none this year, which is a first. Mines the one with traps in the pocket

    2. Denarius Silver badge
      Happy

      Re: rats, cloud

      SE Oz getting better sky. Cloud breaking up, some penumbral eclipse for kids to ignore observed. Now looks like a great last quarter, except it isn't.

  2. jellypappa
    Pirate

    me thinks dirty tricks are a foot

    at last something we can all get for free without the fear that the greedy burgers at APPLE won't be trying to get a chunk of wonga by slapping a writ on it.

    1. Denarius Silver badge
      Joke

      Re: me thinks dirty tricks are a foot

      not thought of mooning 1 Infinite Loop then ?

      1. jake Silver badge

        Re: me thinks dirty tricks are a foot

        Methinks Selene is doing exactly that as we speaktype, Denarius.

    2. Euripides Pants Silver badge
      Joke

      Re: me thinks dirty tricks are a foot

      "at last something we can all get for free without the fear that the greedy burgers at APPLE won't be trying to get a chunk of wonga by slapping a writ on it."

      Wrong. They're going to sue the moon for trademark infringement - for a while the moon did look suspiciously like an apple with a bite taken out of it.

      1. jake Silver badge

        @ Euripides Pants (was: Re: me thinks dirty tricks are a foot)

        And don't forget the Moon has rounded corners.

  3. jake Silver badge

    Sonoma, Ca reporting in.

    Low thin clouds, probably will be foggy by morning.

    Moon red, Mars orange as always (why do people call Mars red, anyway?) ... took a few pictures, the water vapo(u)r in the air will probably make them look like crap.

    The ancients would have been having conniption fits ;-)

  4. expat jan
    Facepalm

    sort of off topic

    I struggled with this article, trying to understand what the other event or events might be that cause El Reg to exhort us to watch the "phenomena".

    I know 13 or 15 years of Labour non-education has done wonders to the dumbing down of the UK population, but I'd have thought geeks would have avoided such basic ignorance of our rich, multicultural (!) language.

  5. chivo243 Silver badge
    Meh

    Video doesn't load

    I'm in the Netherlands, the video doesn't load, but I don't get a message the video is not available in my area, think Yahoo!

    Would love to see the vid!

  6. Peter Simpson 1
    FAIL

    Boston, Massachusetts: true to form

    Solid overcast, not even a glow visible through it (yes, I got up at 1 AM and checked).

    1. Tom 13

      Re: Boston, Massachusetts: true to form

      Practically the whole east coast of the US was borked last night. Clouds and rain from Bangor, Maine to Miami Florida, and I believe out to Minnesota on the east-west axis. Roomie's mother called asking about coming down to where we are to see it. I asked if she'd actually looked at a weather map.

      1. jake Silver badge

        @Tom 3: (was: Re: Boston, Massachusetts: true to form)

        Here on the Left Coast, we'll take all the water you can ship us ... To hell with a transatlantic tunnel, how about a transcontinental water pipe? One man's trash is another man's treasure & all that.

        Think a project along the lines of the Interstate Highway system[1]. Or trans continental oil & gas pipelines. Or the Rail System. It [c|w]ould put a lot of people to work, and move a hazard (flooding) to where people actually grow the nation's food in the desert. Win-win.

        [1] After we fix the b0rken Interstates, of course ... gotta move construction equipment somehow.

  7. Michael H.F. Wilkinson Silver badge

    Below horizon here

    And cloud, of course, but sites like slooh are just great for this. Showed the kids the transit of Venus two years back by logging onto slooh on the smartphone. It's just great what IT has brought us.

  8. Stevie Silver badge

    Bah!

    April 15th?

    Ties in nicely with the IRS's "We can get blood out of a stone" campaign.

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