A blood-red Moon is not a good omen; in years past it would be believed to herald war, famine, plague and pestilence. Perhaps a good reminder to arrange that flu-jab today. On the upside, from 23.38 today the days get longer. Today we'll have about 7h50m of daylight in London, and about the same over the next few days as the change gets sluggishly up to speed, but by the end of January we'll be up to 9h7m, with three or four minutes a day extra. Now isn't that something to look forward to?