The Lunar Eclipse and Supermoon
Last night we had the opportunity to expiernce something amazing. We were able to watch a Lunar Eclipse and a supermoon. This is something that rarely happens and won't happen again until the year 2033. My son and I sat on the front lawn and watched the eclipse. It was really neat and amazingly beautiful. I asked our listeners to share some of their pictures from last night's eclipse and they were awesome.
So what exactly is a lunar eclipse? A lunar eclipse will happen when the shadow of the earth blocks the light from the sun. The light from the sun usually reflects of the moon. Last night we had a total lunar eclipse. A lunar eclipse can only happen on a full moon.
What causes a Supermoon or as they are known as a blood moon? It has to do with the sunlight getting through and traveling through the Earth's atmosphere that causes the reddish tint on the moon. It is the same reason the sky is blue. It has to do with Rayleigh Scattering.
Enjoy the photos of the eclipse last night and feel free to share yours with us as well. Plus we have a time lapse video below as well.
In case you missed it, here's a time lapse video.