Thursday, February 21, 2008

lunar eclipse, italian style

21 Feb
We got to see the lunar eclipse as well, but it was at an obscene hour here. I got up at 0403 to find near total cloud cover but persistence paid off and at 0435 I got these pictures. Unfortunately, I am tripod-less, so you get some strange effects! Your next opportunity to see this phenomenon will be Dec 21, 2010, so mark your calendars.
The guys are still laying out the vineyard and yesterday I planted an asparagus bed and red onions.
Today, off to the city hall to beg for help with the Chicago consulate and more olive pruning.
The planet to the left and above the moon is Saturn and the star to the right and below is Regulus.
Ciao. d

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