Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Blood moon over Lake George

Through light haze.  Three more opportunities this year.

Blood moon over Lake George

Coming out of the total eclipse - light haze

Lake George is a huge fresh water lake in South Eastern Australia.  It dried up a couple of years ago in a lengthy drought - it is slowly starting to refill (the lake would ordinarily fill the entire foreground). In the hills above the Eastern shore, wind turbines can be seen.

Core samples from the lake floor show a natural pattern of the lake filling and drying since the last ice age - and the samples contain pollen spores that allow us to recreate a picture of what this area - one of the oldest landscapes known - looked like.

Peter Quinton
Palerang  April 2014

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