On Saturday night

Blood moon rising

Sicamous photographer captures rare super harvest blood moon.

  • Wed Sep 30th, 2015 1:00pm
  • News

 

On Saturday night, stargazers were treated to a rare occurrence, a super harvest blood moon lunar eclipse – convergence of three lunar events: it was the full moon nearest to the fall equinox (a harvest moon) at its closest approach to earth (super moon or lunar perigee), shadowed by the Earth, giving the moon a reddish hue. This has occurred only five times since 1900, and won’t be seen again until 2033.