In certain parts of the world last night there was a ‘Supermoon’ (where the moon is at its closest point to Earth in its orbit – so appears larger and brighter), which coincided with a lunar eclipse, making for an amazing super blood moon!
The event was visible in North America, South America, Greenland, West Africa and Western Europe. Apparently the next time this will happen will be in 2033 – at least in this part of the world (and the last time it happened was in 1982). I did a little bit of research on this and I found some decent information on the USA Today website and today I found the BBC website also provided a good explanation and some great photos.
Did anyone stay up and watch this rare event?
I watched the first half of this (from North Texas, USA) – watching as the Earth’s shadow began to fall across the bright full moon and progress until it was fully eclipsed and gave off an orange/red glow. I must admit, it was wonderful to watch.
As I keen photographer, I tried to capture some of this. I knew I wouldn’t be too successful as I took the photos from my balcony and there was a lot of incidental light about, and I don’t have a powerful enough zoom lens; however, I did try. Did anyone else capture a good photo? This is what I managed to capture: