We had a Red Moon rising, this is caused by the same atmospheric process that makes sunsets red. Light from the Moon has to pass through a larger amount of atmosphere when it’s down near the horizon, compared to when it’s overhead. The Earth’s atmosphere scatters the moonlight; blue light is scattered most, while more red light passes through giving the moon a blood like hue.
|Red Moon on the Horizon|
There are also two very bright stars in the east at the moment, which are in fact Venus and Jupiter. At the moment they are just is 3 degrees apart with Venus the brighter of the two.
Along a similar theme the ship Neptune is also in the area conducting a multibeam survey, we often see her steaming up and down her runlines in the distance.
|The Neptune in the distance|