Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Cosmic

A super blood wolf moon...
Composite photo showing the lunar eclipse...

Earlier this week we witnessed a rare event in Victoria... a trifecta of cosmic conditions came together to create a super blood wolf moon total lunar eclipse.

A supermoon occurs when the moon is at its closet point to earth so that it appears larger than it normally does.

A wolf moon refers to the first full moon of the year.

A blood moon occurs during a lunar eclipse when the sun's light, coming from the far side of the earth, passes through our atmosphere and takes on a reddish hue as it indirectly bathes the moon.

In Victoria, conditions were perfect... it was a cool but clear crisp night. The event lasted about fifty minutes and the moon looked eerie... almost like a giant Hollywood special effect from a sci-fi movie.


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