Last Wednesday 31 January, there was a special astronomical event. There was a ‘super blue blood moon’! The super moon is a phenomenon that occurs when the orbit of the moon is much closer to earth than usual which makes it appear larger to us.
The blue moon is an occurrence of two full moons within one calendar month. Finally, the blood moon refers to the red colour that the moon appears to turn during a lunar eclipse.
Unfortunately, the lunar eclipse was not visible from the UK because it occurred during the day time. However, our astronomers very much enjoyed getting to see the super moon through our fantastic telescope. Astronomy club is a popular activity at Mill Hill due to the excellent leadership of Mr Watterson and Mr Marmery.