Mars and a Colourful Lunar Fog Bow

Arching across the lower part of the image above is a rare lunar fog bow. Unlike a more commonly seen rainbow, which is created by sunlight reflected prismatically by falling rain, this fog bow was created by moonlight reflected by the small water drops that compose fog. Although most fog bows appear white, all of the colours of the rainbow were somehow visible here. The above image was taken from high atop Haleakala, a huge volcano in Hawaii, USA, by Wally Pacholka. 2 Feb 2010 APOD

Thursday, 1 April 2010

Spring Forwards

Clocks went forward last weekend for British Summer Time. As we head into the Easter weekend the winter has had a last gasp with a chill wind and snow on the Moors.

Indoors we have our first daffodils picked from our garden to remind us that Spring is really here. 

Next good Moon day for Roots is the 8th April so I'm hoping to plant out the first of the potatoes. I could have done them last Tuesday but with the weather turning cold I wanted to avoid any potential frost. They are happy chitting so no problem waiting a bit longer.

Which also means that everything else will slip back by a week or two. No hard and fast rules, I'll keep an eye on the longer range forecast and sow seeds or pot on seedlings as and when I can.

Happy April Fools Day!

1 comment:

  1. Daffodils are such a joy. As soon as enough of mine are blooming I start bringing them in too.