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3rd Dec 2017

Did you see the Super Moon ? It was so large and clear as it came into view around 5pm here in Scotland. It was about 16 percent brighter and 7 percent larger than normal and is the only Super moon of 2017.

Perhaps your children could investigate why it was called a Super moon, what was special about this full moon and why does it occur ? Later in the evening the moon had a very definite ring around it. There is an old wives tale that says: ring around the moon means rain soon . Could the children research whether there is any truth behind this tale? Maybe they could carry out some observations over time to monitor what happens.

Later on this month stay up late and watch the Geminid meteor shower, which is one of the brightest in the lunar calendar, so they should be easy to spot. The best time this year will be on the night of December 13 and the early hours of December 14. Then get the children prepared to look for the Wolf Moon on January 2nd and the unusual blue super moon on January 31st.

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