Super Blue Blood Moon

Did you miss the Super Blue Blood Moon? We managed to catch it on NASA’s live stream. People from across the globe got their cameras ready and took some breathtaking shots.


The moon was undeniably massive last night, even here in South Africa. We were able to spot the bunny on the moon without even having to squint. The moon was made up of three difference moon phenomenon. These are the three explained:

A Supermoon

“A supermoon is a full moon or a new moon that approximately coincides with the closest distance that the Moon reaches to Earth in its elliptic orbit, resulting in a slightly larger-than-usual apparent size of the lunar disk as seen from Earth”

Meaning the moon looked larger and brighter than normal. This full moon on the 31st appeared about 7% larger and 14% brighter than usual.

A Blue Moon

“A blue moon is an additional full moon that appears in a subdivision of a year: either the third of four full moons in a season or a second full moon in a month of the common calendar.”

In this case, it is the second full moon in January 2018.

A Blood Moon

“The Blood Moon occurs because the Earth is passing between the Moon and the Sun, which gives the Moon a reddish tint to it. It’s caused by light bending around the Earth because of gravity passing around a portion of the atmosphere, more commonly known as a lunar eclipse.”

Below are some of the most incredible pictures we found online.

The moon seen over hills near the city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk on Sakhalin Island, Russia
Photograph: Sergei Krasnoukhov/Tass
An unusual shot of the moon appearing wedged between buildings in Jerusalem, Israel
Photograph: Menahem Kahana/AFP/Getty Images

There is currently a volcano erupting in the Philippines and people captured the moon rising up behind the bellowing ashes. Never before, has this ever been photographed before.

The full moon rises from Legazpi City in the Philippines | © AFP | TED ALJIBE
The moon exhibits a phenomenon that combined a supermoon, a blue moon and a total lunar eclipse as seen in Legazpi city, Albay province around 200 miles (340 kilometres) southeast of Manila, Philippines Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018. On Wednesday, much of the world will get to see not only a blue moon which is a supermoon but also a lunar eclipse, all rolled into one celestial phenomenon. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

The moon appears to orbit the sign of the Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California
Photograph: Eugene Garcia/EPA
On the rise, the moon is photographed moving behind the Uppatasanti Pagoda, in Naypyitaw, Myanmar
Photograph: Aung Shine Oo/AP

Sources: Various (Credited Above)
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