It was slightly unsettling this lunchtime to see the children just staring up at the spooky, apocalyptic sky with its unnerving red sun. They had all sorts of theories…from an imminent zombie invasion, God’s anger, Mars coming into orbit, or a ghost moon! Children’s imaginations are just amazing, thriving on the wonders around them. The late Sir Terry Pratchett used to write about ‘inspiration particles’ in his Discworld novels, and it’s as if the lunchtime sky today was filled with them!
Here is a link to some scientific information, courtesy of the BBC, should you wish to discuss other factors behind this phenomenon with your children.