All Set for the Lunar Eclipse on Monday?

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…

Learn Screens

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.

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