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Super Blue Blood Moon (Total Lunar Eclipse) - Free Event

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Event:
Watch the total lunar eclipse through telescopes
The Gravity Discovery Centre - GDC - in conjunction with Astronomy Education Services is hosting a free, community event to observe the total Lunar Eclipse on 31st January, 2018 at Hertha Reserve, Stirling WA

This is known as a "Blue Moon" and is the second full moon in January. As the moon will be at a close approach to earth in its orbit, it is called a "Super Moon". The moon will move into the shadow of the earth causing it to turn a coppery/orange colour, known as a "Blood Moon".

All of this information means that we will be able to see a:

"Super Blue Blood Moon "!

At this event, there will be the following for your viewing:

Telescopes

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TELESCOPES TO SEE THE ECLIPSE


A large screen broadcasting an image of the moon as it enters "Totality"

Talks and lectures throughout the night

You will need to bring your phone, so that organisers can snap a very cool image of the eclipsed moon for you!



This is an event that no one should miss!

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ALMOST THERE!


PLEASE NOTE - This event is held WEATHER PERMITTING.

ABOUT THE GRAVITY DISCOVERY CENTRE
The Gravity Discovery Centre with the Gingin Observatory have three different spaces, the GDC Theatre, The Cosmology Gallery and the Observatory and can accommodate up to 100 participants at a time. This event is being staged by the GDC and Astronomy Education Services, using GDC's equipment.

ABOUT A SUPER FULL MOON
Wikipedia explains a super full moon as "A supermoon is a full moon or a new moon that approximately coincides with the closest distance that the moon reaches to earth in its elliptic orbit, resulting in a larger-than-usual apparent size of the lunar disk as seen from earth."

To put it a bit more simply, when the moon is near its closest approach to earth, it is called a Super Full Moon. When there is a New Moon around the closest point to earth, it is known as a Super New Moon. There are probably about 4-6 Supermoons a year on average, and a Super Blue Blood Moon is rare!

MORE ABOUT THE MOON
Black Moon, Blue Moon, Blood moon, Supermoon - what is the difference between all these moon types?

In most cases, the nicknames given to different moon events do not have large astronomical significance and generally, the names refer to some connection between the position or phase of the moon and the Gregorian calendar.

BLUE MOON
A Blue Moon does not refer to the colour of the moon, as one might expect. Instead, it usually means it is the second full moon of the month and they occur approximately every 2½ years. It can happen that occasionally two full moons will fall within the same month.

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BLUE MOON -Image: Pixabay


"During a new moon, none of the disc is visible because the far side of the moon is lit by the sun, leaving the Earth-facing side in shadow". A Blue Moon is an extra full moon that occurs due to a quirk of the calendar.

BLOOD MOON
A Blood Moon happens during a total lunar eclipse which is when the Earth passes in between the sun and the moon and blocks the sun's light from going directly onto the moon. The moon will then receive a little light from the edges of Earth's atmosphere, which turns the light (and the moon's surface) red, giving it the name of Blood Moon.

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Image: BLOOD MOON


This will be a fascinating evening, so make sure you attend this FREE event.

WHERE
Hertha Reserve, Stirling WA

WHEN
Wednesday 31st January, 2018

TIME
From 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm

COST
FREE
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Why? To watch the full lunar eclipse
When: 31st January, 2018
Where: Hertha Reserve, Stirling WA
Cost: FREE
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