Astronomers and photographers spectacular pictures of Blood Moon

September 29, 2015 2:49 am

Astronomers and photographers made the most of the rare astronomical
phenomenon when a total lunar eclipse combined with a so-called Blood
Moon.

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Those in the United States, Europe, Africa and western Asia
viewed the coupling, weather permitting, on Sunday and yesterday. It
was the first time the events have made a twin appearance since 1982,
and they won’t again until 2033.
When a full moon makes its closest approach to Earth, it appears slightly bigger and brighter than usual and has a reddish hue.
That
coincides with a full lunar eclipse where the moon, Earth and sun will
be lined up, with Earth’s shadow totally obscuring the moon.

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A super moon rises over the Lower Fox Creek School near Strong City, Kan. Photo / AP
A super moon rises over the Lower Fox Creek School near Strong City, Kan. Photo / AP

The so-called supermoon passes behind the peak of the Washington Monument during a lunar eclipse. Photo / AP
The so-called supermoon passes behind the peak of the Washington Monument during a lunar eclipse. Photo / AP

A seagull sits on the cross that tops St. Peter's Square's obelisk, at the Vatican, as the earth's shadow obscures part of a so-called Supermoon during a total lunar eclipse. Photo / AP
A seagull sits on the cross that tops St.
Peter’s Square’s obelisk, at the Vatican, as the earth’s shadow obscures
part of a so-called Supermoon during a total lunar eclipse. Photo / AP

The moon rises over a sailboat in Boston Harbour. Photo / Getty Images
The moon rises over a sailboat in Boston Harbour. Photo / Getty Images

The moon can be seen behind a statue in Frankfurt. Photo / Getty Images
The moon can be seen behind a statue in Frankfurt. Photo / Getty Images

The moon from Sentinel Hill in Hout Bay in Cape Town, South Africa. Photo / Getty Images
The moon from Sentinel Hill in Hout Bay in Cape Town, South Africa. Photo / Getty Images

The moon appears behind the Turning Torso building in Malmo, Sweden. Photo / Getty Images
The moon appears behind the Turning Torso building in Malmo, Sweden. Photo / Getty Images

The moon in Caracas. Photo / Getty Images
The moon in Caracas. Photo / Getty Images

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