27 October 2020

Top 5 places to enjoy the Blue Moon

This Halloween will be a bit different

Written by Freddie Roux

Every year, we tend to conjure up the same imagery at Halloween - spook ghouls, cobwebs, ghost stories and things that go bump in the night, but this year is a bit different. In a single month where you have two full moons, the second full moon is Christened a "Blue Moon". Whilst the moon may not be dramatic in colour unlike the name suggests, this will be a rare phenomenon. A full moon on Halloween only every occurs once every 19 years! To mark this special occasion, grab the popcorn and take a Virtuo to one of our top 5 destinations to spot this phenomenon.

Snowdonia, Wales

Have you ever wanted to be the tallest person in Wales? No doubt you have! If this is you then you need to check out Snowdonia, officially recorded as the tallest mountain in Wales, its home to 1497 miles of public footpaths. If you make it to the peak, we are certain you will have the best views around.

Durdle Door, Jurassic coast

This is British Erosion at its finest. The Durdle door in Devon sits triumphantly on the Jurassic coast and is a great place to squint your eyes and take in the fresh coastal air. The name ‘Durdle’ derives from the old english word ‘thirl’ which means bore. It must have been called that ironically as this place is the complete opposite. Enjoy the Blue Moon sparkling upon the water.

Arthurs seat, Edinburgh

When it comes to health checks, chairs always seem to have bad connotations. If you so much as mention the dentist chair it gives me a shiver. Well, we can now scratch off the opticians chair because this one will fill you with nothing but joy. Just a 30 minute trip out of Edinburgh, this extinct volcano provides the perfect panoramic view of the great Scottish capital and a perfect vantage point for some moon spotting/

Cheddar Gorge, Somerset

Looking for a Gorge(ous) place to check your visual acuity? Then get down to the Cheddar Gorge for some amazing views. For me, it has got to be extra mature or I'm not interested, but maybe you beg to differ. What you can be sure of is that if you visit this Somerset village, you'll not only try good cheese, which will help you see in the dark (or is that carrots?) but also, you’ll experience some epic scenery.

Barnard castle, Country Durham

The most iconic place in the UK to test your eyesight, make sure that your eyes are still in focus by seeing the blue moon from Barnard Castle. It is home to some magical french architecture and it houses some of the best European artworks including notable names such as Goya. It's definitely one to check out in the day and to moon gaze at night.

So that's it - wrap up warm, fill your pockets with your favourite sweets and head up to one of these perfect vantage points to watch this epic phenomenon.

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