Like everyone else that I know, I was outside in the dark trying to get some pictures of the Lunar Eclipse…this Supermoon Lunar Eclipse will not happen again until 2033 (I’ll probably be gone by then)…so I tried my best to get some shots through the clouds. The pictures only turned out fair and I was only able to get about 1/2 of the eclipse due to the clouds. (See the picture to the right for an “artsy” interpretation of what I saw). I liked this shot the best…I thought it looked cool.
Here’s more information below about the eclipse itself and the moon (gleaned from internet).
It almost sounds like something from a comic strip: A total supermoon lunar eclipse, also known as a blood moon.
What’s actually happening is a confluence of three things. The moon will be full and in its closest point in its orbit around the Earth, making it a so-called supermoon, according to Dr. David Wolf, a former NASA astronaut and “extraordinary scientist in residence” for The Children’s Museum. Supermoons appear 14% larger and 33% brighter than other full moons.
In addition to this, a lunar eclipse will occur. In other words, the Earth will line up directly with the sun and moon, directly between the two, Wolf said. So the “moon will completely fall in the shadow of the Earth,” he said.
Because a lot of light scatters off the Earth’s atmosphere, the moon will not look completely dark but have a coppery red color — hence the blood moon moniker.