This event will see the moon appear red as light from the Sun is completely blocked out by the earth, but what is a “super blood moon eclipse”?
Also known as a blood moon, a total lunar eclipse causes the moon to glow blood red as the shadow of the earth casts a hue on the moon when it passes directly between the sun and the moon.
According to the Evening Standard, the best time to see this happen will be just before 5:15am – not one to miss! You can find out more details here.
As we’re on the topic of space, let’s take a look at some of our Science KS2 (or your region’s equivalent) Learn Screens and Activities, to get your students’ in the spirit ready for this spectacle…
Star Gaze: #12643 – Explore facts about the Sun.
Manu in the Moon: #12892 – A tutorial on the phases of the moon as it completes its lunar cycle.
Gnomon Knows: #35288 – Earth’s rotation and the apparent movement of the Sun causes day and night.
Manu in the Moon: #1741 – Name and describe the phases of the moon in the lunar cycle.
Planet Watch: #576 – Using a moving model, click on the Sun, Moon or Earth to answer questions.