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A Super moon and lunar eclips in the early hours.

I rose early on Monday morning to view the rare phenomenon of a super moon and lunar eclipse. I tried my best to take some decent pictures. It was an unique and rare experience though!

A super moon is when the moon orbits closest to Earth and a lunar eclipse is when the moon passes directly into Earth’s shadow giving it a reddish hue (hence the name “blood moon”).  These two events occurring at the same time are extremely rare. The last time this happened was in 1982 and the next time it will happen is ‘n 2033.

Check out NASA’s explanatory video: 

Hope this was interesting and that you’ve learnt something.