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23rd June 2011
the stubborn moon
last week i woke up in the afternoon with a hangover, fired up my computer to see that google was displaying a different logo on it's homepage. after further investigation (by which i mean i clicked on the logo) i discovered that there was actually a lunar eclipse that day - which would be visible from south america. despite the sore head it seemed like an appropriate day to walk up to the mirador - which offers great view of the city, and i was hoping the eclipse as well. i packed my camera stuff, my ipod and a snack and made it out of breath to the top. once there i put my headphones in, took a few pictures and then watched the sunset. as the natural light dimmed, the artificial street lights flickered on from the city below and then the big full moon began to rise from behind mountain illimani. it looked really cool, but after a while i began to grow impatient at the lack of eclipse. then my ipod battery died and impatience quickly progressed to boredom as the moon stubbornly refused to change shape. i gave it another twenty cold minutes or so before making my descent, and returning to the warmth of the hostel. a more thorough investigation seemed to indicate that the eclipse would have been visible from bolivia at some point in the early afternoon - so pretty much when i awoke with a sore head. oh well, i was always going to miss out on that, but at least i saw a cool sunset/moonrise combination.

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23/06/2011
the stubborn moon
last week i woke up in the afternoon with a hangover, fired up my computer to see that google was displaying a different logo on it's homepage. after further investigation (by which i mean i clicked on the logo) i discovered that there was actually a lunar eclipse that day - which would be visible from south america. despite the sore head it seemed like an appropriate day to walk up to the mirador - which offers great view of the city, and i was hoping the eclipse as well. i packed my camera stuff, my ipod and a snack and made it out of breath to the top. once there i put my headphones in, took a few pictures and then watched the sunset. as the natural light dimmed, the artificial street lights flickered on from the city below and then the big full moon began to rise from behind mountain illimani. it looked really cool, but after a while i began to grow impatient at the lack of eclipse. then my ipod battery died and impatience quickly progressed to boredom as the moon stubbornly refused to change shape. i gave it another twenty cold minutes or so before making my descent, and returning to the warmth of the hostel. a more thorough investigation seemed to indicate that the eclipse would have been visible from bolivia at some point in the early afternoon - so pretty much when i awoke with a sore head. oh well, i was always going to miss out on that, but at least i saw a cool sunset/moonrise combination.

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