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Supermoon at Sharples!

By 2 February 2018June 2nd, 2021No Comments

The sleet and rain prevented the Sharples Observatory telescope being opened, on Wednesday this week, to observe the Supermoon (which was combined with a lunar eclipse) making the moon appear a deep red colour.

But that didn’t stop our Junior Astronomers who connected with a live stream from NASA in the USA to watch the Supermoon from across the water!

The images were spectacular and many of the moon’s features, including the Tycho Crater and the moons many seas, were visible.

The phenomenon of a lunar eclipse, coupled with a Supermoon, last occurred over 150 years ago and it marked with wonder at Sharples School!