I hope you got a glimpse of or were watching at length the lunar eclipse this evening in Manila and other parts of the Philippines, Asia and North America… The photo above taken about 15 minutes ago. This is the second Blood Moon in a series of four, also called a Tetrad. The first was in April of 2014, the third on April 4 2015, and the last in september 2015 (according to CNN). The moon from our vantage point in Manila was plain white or off-white, not the orange or reddish tinge news reports said it might be (apparently that was earlier this evening). We were just thrilled that we had a relatively clear sky just now. At any rate, I can see how this “phenomenon” would freak out folks hundreds of years ago if they had no idea what an eclipse was to begin with… And the most eyebrow-raising item I read in the past 24 hours? That Mayon volcano would be more prone to erupting tonight due to the altered gravitational pull caused by the eclipse. Hmmm.
Handheld photo taken by MM using Mrs. MM’s Panasonic/Lumix point and shoot camera with Leica lens.