Super blue blood moon

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Today we are under the influence of the lunar eclipse and as if that weren’t spectacular enough tonight we have a super blue blood moon!

A super moon occurs when it the moon is closest to the earth, in this case appearing 7% larger and 15% brighter than usual.

As the saying ‘once in a blue moon’ illustrates, blue moons are rare. A blue moon occurs when there are two full moons in the same calendar month.

The blood aspect of this moon is named after the reddish tinge that it adopts during a lunar eclipse. The full moon turns red as it is covered by the earths shadow.

It’s a rare treat for these three events to converge and a good excuse to marvel at the moon tonight.

Enjoy! x

 

 

 

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