Blood Moon Eclipse on Wordless Wednesday

  • Post published:09/30/2015
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Blood Moon Eclipse - before
Blood Moon Eclipse – before

On September 27, 2015 there was a rare eclipse of the super ‘blood moon’. On that night the moon was at its perigee, the closest it gets to the earth which makes it look larger when it rises.

Blood Moon eclipse
Blood Moon eclipse

Fortunately the blood moon eclipse took place before my bedtime. This was taken at about 10 pm EST.

Blood moon eclipse totality - almost
Blood moon eclipse totality – almost

As the eclipse drew near to totality, the ‘blood’ became apparent. This was nearly 10:30 pm EST.

It has been quite a few years since I have seen a total eclipse. So often it is too cloudy or too late at night, but this was a beautiful clear night.  It is the earth’s shadow that is red around the edges that causes the red tint on the moon. For more information about eclipses click here.

For more (nearly)  Wordlessness this Wednesday click here.

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