Blood Moon Pictures and Tidbits of the phenomenon
What is apogee and perigee?
"When the moon is farthest away it’s known as apogee, and when it’s closest it’s known as perigee. On Sept. 28th, we had a perigee full moon—the closest full moon of the year."
At perigee, the moon is about 31,000 miles closer to Earth than at apogee. That distance equates to more than once around the circumference of Earth. Its looming proximity makes the moon appear 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter in the sky than an apogee full moon, which sparked the term "supermoon." Although there is no physical difference in the size of the moon it appears bigger in the sky.
When a Lunar Eclipse is happening, Earth’s shadow swallows up the moon as the planet comes between the sun and the moon.
What we all saw on the 28th of September was this combination of both pheneomen's happening in the sky. The last supermoon/lunar eclipse combination occurred in 1982 and the next won’t happen until 2033.
HERE ARE SOME PICTURES FROM OUR FRIENDS WHO HAS CAPTURED THIS MARVELOUS BLOOD MOON
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So if you got a peak of it I believe you have seen a rare combination of nature at work.
Enjoy the video which explains the phenomen below.
What you also don't know probaby is that some cultures interpret this phenomenon differently. Some believe this means the end. Others second coming of Jesus Christ. Yet others believe major changes are in horizon.
Super Moon New York City September 27 th 2015
Super Moon over Washington
Super Moon over Licoln Memorial March 19, 2011
Super Moon over Paris 2012 May 7th
P.S. Credit to original authors and NASA