WE ARE IN FOR A TREAT THIS MONTH!!!!!!!!!! On the 27th we have a full 'Blood Moon' and a Total Lunar Eclipse!
It will start with a partial eclipse from 19:25 until 20:30 when the total eclipse starts. The Moon doesn't rise in the South East until around 21:30, but don't worry the total eclipse lasts until 22:13. You can then see a partial eclipse until 23:19!
The Moon may turn a red/brown colour during the eclipse. You don't need any equipment to see a Lunar Eclipse, they are best viewed with the naked eye. A great photo opportunity!
If you manage to catch a full moon as it rises above the horizon it will appear to look much bigger. Check out the video further down the page that explains why!
No Supermoon this month, scroll down the page to find out more about Supermoons!
This image shows the location of the full Moon at 21:40 on the 27th of June.
This image is a screen shot from Stellarium, a fantastic piece of free software.
Why does the Moon appear larger when it is just rising?
What is a Supermoon & When is the next one?
The next offical Supermoon isn't until 21st Jan 2019!
The scientific name for a Supermoon is Perigee Full Moon. A Supermoon occurs when the full moon is at the closest point of its orbit to the Earth. The Moon will look much closer and brighter.
The Supermoon is normally best viewed as it rises. The best time to view it is when it is just rising, as it will appear to look much larger.
The video to the left explains what a Supermoon is!