Blood Moon, Supermoon, total Eclipse


Sky-Watching

by Adam Welbourn

No you’re not seeing things, this isn’t our upcoming monthly guide for October!

Being an amateur astronomer from the UK, more often than not I’m resigned to the fact that a lot of awe-inspiring celestial events only ever seem to happen for other people. Usually I’ll defend the infamous British weather, telling people it’s not as bad as the rest of the globe believes, but if bad weather can ruin a “must see” astronomical event most of the time it won’t fail to disappoint.

It was with some trepidation I set up the telescope on Sunday evening, with hopes of viewing the lunar eclipse up close and personal after surprisingly promising weather forecasts.

The skies darkened, and there were no clouds.

The star of the evening (and by star I mean Moon) makes a quiet entrance (click to enlarge) - Credit: Sky-Watching/A.Welbourn The star of the evening (and by star I mean Moon) makes a low-key entrance (click to enlarge) – Credit: Sky-Watching/A.Welbourn

Then the Moon started to rise, and…

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