Posted on 27 July 2018
Dr Emily Brunsden, Director of the University of York's Astrocampus, said: "In the evening of 27 July we will get the chance to see a micro blood moon.
"This is a total eclipse of the Moon at a time in its orbit when it is close to being the farthest from earth, or at apogee. Hence the Moon is fractionally smaller than usual, a micro moon.
"The eclipse is called a blood moon because as the Moon moves into the shadow of the Earth, the only light that reaches the surface is that which passes through our atmosphere.
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