Blue Moon

On the 31st March there was what is called a Blue Moon, of course the moon doesn’t turn blue but it means there are two full moon’s in a month which doesn’t occur too often, hence the saying “Once in a Blue Moon”.

It was also a Supermoon which means the moon appeared larger than usual as it is at it’s closest to the earth. In Canada and North America they experienced an eclipse as well.

I do remember getting up in the early hours in September 2015 to witness the partial eclipse of the moon which was also a Supermoon. Here is my Diary post from then Lunar Eclipse and Supermoon

Supermoon rising over Hambledon Hill
Supermoon rising over Hambledon Hill

Well I didn’t have to get up in the middle of the night to see the super moon rise, we were just having our tea when we saw light coming from the top of Hambledon Hill. It was a bit of a scrabble as I wasn’t prepared but I managed to get a couple of photos as it rose above the hill.

Supermoon setting behind Shillingstone Station.
Supermoon setting behind Shillingstone Station.

The moon stayed around for the whole night lighting the landscape and when I was out for a walk just before dawn I just caught a picture of it setting behind Shillingstone Sation.

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