Blood Moon July 2018
2018 is proving to be a fantastic year for moon spotters! The year started with the beautiful Super Blue Blood Moon (which inspired our popular print). It was a ‘Supermoon' as the Moon was at its closest distance to earth (this is called Perigee), a ‘Blue Moon’ as it was the second full moon in one calendar month, and a ‘Blood Moon’ as it was also a lunar eclipse.
Unfortunately we didn’t get to witness the lunar eclipse here in the UK earlier this year, but luckily we’ll get another chance this month! On July the 27th there will be another spectacular lunar eclipse or ‘Blood Moon’. The name ‘Blood Moon’ refers to the typical dark red colour that the moon turns during a lunar eclipse.
A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes directly behind Earth’s shadow, when the Sun, Earth, and the Moon are exactly aligned, with the Earth in between. The July 27th eclipse will be the longest lunar eclipse in the 21st century as it’s happening when the moon is near its longest distance from earth (this is called Apogee). Totality during the July 2018 lunar eclipse will last around 103 minutes!
To celebrate the lunar eclipse, we have created a limited edition Blood Moon print.
Get your copy here.