“Blood Moon” is a colloquial term noted for a specific type of lunar eclipse where the moon appears to have a reddish hue. It has spawn various theories over centuries, mostly superstitious, but for astronomy lovers, it is a rare sight to behold.
The last time there was this sort of a lunar eclipse was in 1982 and this time around, it was slated to happen between September 27th and 28th. In Kenya, you were to watch the total lunar eclipse at around 5:47 am and it looked something like this:
— Rico Warui (@eXentRic_) September 28, 2015
Thanks to social media, you could be able to see what people posted about the Super Moon lunar eclipse from around the world. Twitter continued with its customized hashtags where
#Supermoon was used by people to tag the various photos they took of the phenomenon. Some of them include:
— Epic Cosmos (@EpicCosmos) September 28, 2015
— Nate Zeman Photo (@natezemanphoto) September 28, 2015
— Dawn (@Dawni2) September 28, 2015
Photo @ladzinski / As we are seeing posted all over the social feeds, understandably so, tonight was the #SuperMoon #LunarEclipse. If you were lucky enough to see it I’m sure you would agree that it was absolutely incredible. This photo here is an in-camera #DoubleExposure, which is essentially photographing two photos onto a single frame, all in camera. It’s an old film trick and in cases like this the perfect way to create an unusually cool effect. This was shot this evening at the top of #LoganPass in #GlacierNationalPark Montana while here on assignment. Wherever you may be, I hope you got to enjoy this rare and beautiful occasion this evening!
It’s a #SuperBloodMoon! A perigee full moon, or supermoon, is seen behind the Washington Monument during a total lunar eclipse on Sunday, Sept. 27, in Washington, DC. The combination of a supermoon and total lunar eclipse last occurred in 1982 and will not happen again until 2033. Photo Credit: (NASA/Aubrey Gemignani) #nasa #space #eclipse #lunareclipse #moon #supermoon #earth #nasaebeyond #science
A photo posted by NASA (@nasa) on Sep 27, 2015 at 9:46pm PDT
On Facebook too, photos of the rare lunar eclipse were posted and you can be able to see them by searching using the #supermoon hashtag
The best photos that were taken were most definitely taken by DSLRs (high end professional cameras) and smartphone cameras are not upto task to take exceptional images. NASA decided to capitalize on the hype around the celestial event by announcing the Super blood moon photo contest where the winning photo will be displayed on their website and social media accounts. The next lunar eclipse like this is slated to happen in 2033 so make sure you’ll have a DSLR to take epic shots 18 years from now