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Online Open Dome - Blood Moon, Super Moon - What's that all about?

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This month's full moon will be a Super Flower Blood Moon. But isn't it just a lunar eclipse and what makes it so super? Join Dr D Brown (NTU) in his talk Blood Moon, Super Moon - What's that all about.

This talk is going ahead as a video recorded talk to booked visitors.

  • From: Thursday 27 May 2021, 8 pm
  • To: Thursday 27 May 2021, 9 pm
  • Location: Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton, Nottingham,
  • Booking deadline: Thursday 27 May 2021, 8.00 pm
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The Moon is a stunning companion during some nights. Its everchanging appearance has triggered many responses with us. Especially the current craze of blood moons and super moons is an excellent example. But why blood? How super is the Moon and where do these ideas come from?

The next lunar eclipse is taking place on 26th May this year and has been described as a Super Flower Blood Moon. Unfortunately it is not visible to us here in the UK, however it gives us the opportunity to reflect upon if it is not just a lunar eclipse. Dr D Brown (NTU) will be talking about super moons as well as blood moons in his talk Blood Moon, Super Moon - What's that all about . During his talk we'll find out if you can observe the Moon to be extra large or if it turns into blood during an eclipse. He will also give us some advice how to observe the Moon and uncover some Moon myths.

Given the current situation and NTU response, this event is now not taking place as a public NTU event. However, D Brown (NTU) will provide an online talk on this topic to everyone who is booked onto this event. A link to the material on YouTube will be emailed to everyone who has booked in their confirmation email. We will be happy to answer questions posted as response to the video over the following days. So do keep booking onto this event. If you haven't booked you might need to wait a while before you can see it.

Location details


Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus

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