Last nite was the “super worm equinox moon” – the last supermoon of 2019. Today is also the 15th day of the second month in the Chinese Lunar Calendar and also mid-spring and the beginning of the 6th solar term of the 24 solar term Shixian (seasonal) calendar which is defined by the Earth’s position along the ecliptic.
We completed surveying at about 11:00pm this evening and below is the entry in the log book to prove it (Mum, do you recognize the hand writing?).
Next, we hope to squeeze in 6 more dredges along the rift axis as we start to head for home. Crossed fingers are needed- we just started the first of those 6 dredges in the opposite direction to what we planned! - because of the wind direction. We’ve learnt from previous dredging that it’s tough to dredge the axial valley basalts because of sediment cover and because successful dredging requires faulting to create some dredgeable material from the abundant pillow mounds.