Super Blood Moon: Stargazer shares amazing pictures of supermoon captured from his Hemel Hempstead observatory

Richard built the observatory in his garden during lockdown

Thursday, 27th May 2021, 9:05 am
Updated Thursday, 27th May 2021, 9:08 am

A keen stargazer from Hemel Hempstead, who built an observatory in his back garden during lockdown, has shared these amazing images of the supermoon.

Richard Blackshaw who has been stargazing for years, captured the image through his telescope in the early hours of this morning (May 27).

He said: "I was viewing it between 11.30 last night and 2am this morning.

Richard captured the image through his telescope in the early hours of this morning

"It was beautiful and it's something we, unfortunately, take for granted, but was quite mesmerising.

"It blanked out everything else in the sky as it was so bright. And it definitely looked larger than normal.

"Anyone with binoculars should be able to get a good view tonight as well if it remains clear."

Night sky watchers across the world have been enjoying a “super flower blood moon”, a spectacular phenomenon caused by the May full moon coinciding with both the satellite being at its closest point to the Earth during its orbit - making it appear larger and brighter - and a lunar eclipse causing the moon to turn red as it drifts into our planet’s shadow.

Richard captured the image through his telescope in the early hours of this morning

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