There’s quite a few songs about the Kimberley moon – and now I know why. I’ve been looking to the heavens every night this week as the moon grew full – and last night I saw the lunar eclipse, the blood moon. I climbed up a sand dune at the back of Cable Beach to get some elevation and be able to see the moon as it came up out of the hot dry inland east of us.
Wow – the Kimberley turned out to be a really good place to watch the eclipse – there’s so little ground light that a good view can be had even close to town. And tonight I squeezed in to the crowd at Town Beach for the start of the last staircase to the moon for the year. It’s an effect caused by a full moon rising over the mudflats, the light reflects on the water and looks like – yes, a staircase to the moon. Well worth seeing.