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.
Photo: Kelston Roundhill on night of 15 April with zero moon
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.
Full moon rising to the right of an invisible Kelston Roundhill
I think it’s a bit early in the photo competition process to say we have a clear winner.
Next installment: Matt’s story.
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