CHASING THE BLOOD MOON

What started out as a chase for the eclipse, ended in a stunning sunset like no other.

In case you missed it, the blood moon/total lunar eclipse was the talk of town last weekend. The blood moon was the longest lunar eclipse of the 21st century and lasted nearly 4 hours. It turned the moon to a mystical deep red or reddish brown hence the name (pretty obvious). Although no one told you, Kapchorwa district in Uganda was the best spot to view this natural wonder and I was there (along with my favourite campers).

I arrived in Kapchorwa at Moses’ Camp Site on Friday evening, just in time to watch the heavenly orchestra. Although the moon dominated the skies and shone boldly, Mars didn’t shy away from the theatrics and made a guest appearance. But before we get too excited, it’s about time I confess that it got really cloudy and we might have missed the bigger part of it. So, we opted to chase blood sunsets the next evening and it was spectacular;

  1. Sneaky blood moon almost hidden by the clouds
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Sneaky blood moon

2. If plan A fails, move on to Plan B

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Thinking on the rocks

3. Equally impressive sunsets in Kapchorwa

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First peak of sunset

4. Gone with the sun and never coming back

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Take me with you

5. An audience of three and counting

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Popcorn loading soon

6. “Dear sun, can I pinch you”?

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Yes, pinch as hard as you can

7. “Yes”, replied the sun, “you can even hold me”.

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The circle of life

8. “And kiss me”

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Mwah!

9. “Don’t go just yet, we were having fun”

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Hey, get back here

10. “But I have to, because dusk is here”

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Sailing above the plains of Kapchorwa

11. And then the models came out

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Concept!

12. It’s a wrap folks, see you same time tomorrow!

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For more on Kapchorwa as never seen before, keep following the blog this month.

 

Cheers!

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