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Super Blue Blood Moon @ Alberts Space Observatory

Published in Education Thursday, 01 February 2018 14:30



Space Science Department of St. Albert’s College (Autonomous) organised a live experience "Super Blue Blood Moon" rare space event through the Celestron 12” Full HD Edge Computerized Telescope at St. Albert’s Space Observatory on Wed 31st January 2018 between 6.p.m. to 8.30 p.m.  The general public were given a free entry to this event.

College Chairman Fr. Antony Arackal Inaugurated the event. Dean Research Dr. J Jameson, Dr. Nelson Rodrigues, Space Science Coordinator Prof. Steffy Thomas, Dr. Rajesh Kunjanpillai spoke on the ocassion.

Nearly 300 general public visited the observatory to witness the special event. Space Science Students of St. Albert's College lead the various interactive sessions with the general public.

A rare space event that combines three unusual lunar events – Super Moon, Blue Moon and Lunar Eclipse. 1. A Super Moon happens when moon approaches closely to earth in a single orbit. A Blue Moon is when two full moon happen in same calendar month. Lunar eclipses occur when moon passes into Earth shadow, gradually turning the white disc of light into orange red.



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