Lunar Eclipse coincides with Super Moon to effect Rare Blood Moon
Super Moon visible in most parts of North America, Western Europe and Middle East
A rare celestial and much awaited event in the skies was witnessed yesterday by sky-watchers in the Americas and Western Europe.
The Super Moon (i.e. Moon is 15% larger being closest to Earth and 30% brighter) coincided with the Lunar Eclipse, forming what is termed as the “Blood Moon”. The Super Moon takes place when a full or new Moon coincides with a Moon that is nearing its minimum distance (perigee) to Earth (i.e. Maximum 405,000 km [Apogee] to as close as 363,000 km [Perigee]).
The photo above was taken by Yunus Ali Sabeelwala of Udaipur, as he witnessed the entire event from his home in North America. Also shown below is his structuring of the Blood Moon by collating the live photos taken during the entire event as it unfolded.
Blood Moon was visible in the evening skies in North America, South America, West Africa and Western Europe.
Year 1983 was when this phenomenon was last observed and it is not expected to be back before 2033.
People caressing the skies in Western North America, Europe and Africa, Middle East and South Asia saw a partial eclipse.