Blood Moon – Mars – Meteors

Saturday morning the 28th July will be quite the treat !

We will have a Simultaneous Total Lunar Eclipse, a bright Mars at Opposition & the Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower, together in the morning Sky, thats right.

This total lunar eclipse is one of our longest an deepest eclipses in many years as the moon passes deep into the earths umbral shadow for over 1 hour from 4:30am (EST)

 

Mars has just reached opposition the day before and is at its biggest & brightest through almost any good telescope.

Add to this the Delta Aquarids Meteor Shower close to their peak activity (centred just above the moon) with up to 25meteors per hour & which would ordinarily be drowned out by such a bright moon & you have a show not to be missed !
You need nothing more than your eyes, a dark sky & a pair of binoculars if you have them, for a closer look at the eclipsed moon.
So rug up, get a comfy chair & head outside to enjoy this celestial display !

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