So…what happened on the night of Tue 15 April, the date forecast by Matt Prosser as propitious for seeing the Klump silhouetted against a full moon?
Here’s George’s and my story. My mate George Blake and I headed out to the designated location. At the forecast time: zero moon, no sign of Matt, but some mozzies. We took a photo on my phone. After a bit we headed home.
Five minutes into the journey we saw the most enormous orange full moon rising over the A4. So we u-turned and went back to designated spot. But the moon was a clear 5-10º to the right of the clump! We needed to go several hundred yards to the north. But there was a river in the way.
So we walked along the river past the boat community, hit a hedge and gave up. We did try a photo to show the misalignment, but my phone doesn’t have fancy filters and can’t do much in low light levels.
I think it’s a bit early in the photo competition process to say we have a clear winner.
Next installment: Matt’s story.