Super Blue Blood Moon

Last night we were treated to a beautiful full moon.

Taken at 2039 Hours MST

And this morning we were up and outside earlier than usual to see the Super Blue Blood Moon and it was worth it!

This rare eclipse combines three separate lunar phenomena: A supermoon, a blue moon and a blood moon.

Now I’m no expert on this so I am just guessing at what stages the moon is at in the following pictures. And my thanks to hubby who took all of today’s shots! I think this first picture is a blue moon, the second full moon in a calendar month, orbiting closer to the Earth than normal, making it seem up to 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter in the sky.

Taken at 0407 Hours MST

The following pictures are of the total lunar eclipse.

Taken at 0444 Hours MST

 

Taken at 0500 Hours MST

Taken at 0518 Hours MST

Taken at 0528 Hours MST

Taken at 0536 Hours MST

And then the blood moon, a phenomenon where the moon is in total eclipse and appears reddish in color as it is illuminated by sunlight filtered and refracted by the earth’s atmosphere.

Taken at 0559 Hours MST

Taken at 0602 Hours MST

Taken at 0641 Hours MST

By 7:00 a.m. the sun was starting to come up and we headed back inside to warm up. 🙂

Taken at 0649 Hours MST

Until next time …

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