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NEWS DESK

Blood moon rising

Recycling OK to go

MORNINGTON Peninsula Astronomical Society members and keen moon watchers gathered at The Briars Astronomy Centre in Mt Martha last Wednesday evening (31 January) to witness the total lunar eclipse on the second full moon of the month. At first, the mood was somewhat subdued as the cloud cover was heavy but at about 10pm the skies cleared revealing the beginning of the Penumbral Eclipse. Over the next four hours, the shadow of the earth gradually encroached between the moon and the sun, changing the colour of the moon to a blood red. Members of the astronomy club were kept busy helping the public set up their cameras and telescopes. By 1am, most people had called it a night leaving a few diehards to watch the end of the eclipse in the cool night air under the Milky Way. The next total lunar eclipse will be on 28 July, commencing at 3.13am with astronomical twilight beginning just prior to mid-eclipse, ending observation at 6.22am precisely.

A POSSIBLE waste recycling crisis is unlikely to impact on Kingston ratepayers according to council. Kingston area residents can continue putting out recycling bins for council collection as normal amid the recycling crisis elsewhere in Victoria. Several councils, particularly west of Melbourne, have been told by Visy that the company will cease accepting recycling products from 9 February due to China banning the import of waste from Australia. “Kingston is not a Visy client and is not currently impacted by these changes,” Kingston Council city assets and environment general manager Daniel Freer said. “Kingston has a contract with CleanAway which uses Polytrade. “Recyclable materials from Kingston homes continue to be accepted by council’s contractor and residents are encouraged to continue using their yellow bins as normal.” Councils elsewhere may have to stockpile recycled materials or dump it in landfill.

PSO attacked TRANSIT police have charged a man following an alleged assault on a protective services officer last month. The PSO had been patrolling the Carrum train station on 20 January when he was allegedly assaulted by another man. He was taken to hospital with minor injuries. A 27-year-old Skye man was charged with assault emergency services worker and intentionally and recklessly causing injury. He is due to reappear at Frankston Magistrates’ Court on 12 February. Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers 1800 333 000.

Keep watching the skies: Tony Nightingale, from Chelsea, sets up a telescope to get ready for the eclipse. Picture: Gary Sissons

I appreciate that not everyone is able to come to my Mordialloc office when they need information or assistance. That’s why I’ll be holding mobile offices near you on Saturday 10 February. I will be in your area to hear your views at the following times: Saturday 10 February 2017 11:15am – 12 noon at the corner of Nepean Highway and The Esplanade, Edithvale. 12:30pm - 1:30pm at the Sandhurst Club, Sandhurst.

Authorised by M Dreyfus, 566 Main St Mordialloc.

I'll also be swimming in the Club2Club swim between Aspendale and Edithvale Lifesaving Clubs from 8:30am on 10 February. I hope to see you at one of these events.

566 Main Street, Mordialloc VIC 3195 P: 9580 4651 E: mark.dreyfus.mp@aph.gov.au Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News 7 February 2018

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Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News 7 February 2018

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Chelsea Mordialloc Mentone News 7 February 2018

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