If you didn’t go out and look at the total lunar eclipse last night you must be crazy. Or maybe living somewhere where it wasn’t visible. The moon turned blood red. The Dictionary of Superstitions tells me that it’s a bad idea to undertake any business of importance during a lunar eclipse, and ‘as to Nativities this is very remarkable’ – although it doesn’t specify in what way the nativities are remarkable. Hopefully in a good way. Also, it’s unlucky to point at the moon, whatever it’s doing. Penalties vary from being struck blind to being denied access to heaven, but all of them are severe.