Archive for February 1st, 2018

Blood moon

Blood Moon is not a scientific term, though in recent times it is being widely used to refer to a total lunar eclipse because a fully eclipsed Moon often takes on a reddish color.
A total lunar eclipse happens when the Moon travels through the Earth’s umbra and blocks all direct sunlight from illuminating the Moon’s surface. However, some sunlight still reaches the lunar surface indirectly, via the Earth’s atmosphere, bathing the Moon in a reddish, yellow, or orange glow. Source; https://www.timeanddate.com/eclipse/blood-moon.html

Was there anything to see on Skopelos? Yes but you have to leave it to the experts to show you photos of this event. Mister George Michail is an amateur astronomer. His astronomy center called Centaur Amateur Observatory has some very powerful telescopes an is based on the road to Glysteri in Skopelos and you can find him there most afternoons in the summer. It is amazing to watch the skie through those telescopes and for sure on a special event like a full moon etc. Below are two of his photographs



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New fence

On the road to Stafylos this passing was very dangerous for a long time. The road lights on this piece of road are very bad, you drive through the dark quite a bit. The drop into the piece of land next to the bridge is steep. Now a new fence has been installed and we feel a little safer.

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