Watch: The 'super blood moon' eclipse online
Skygazers were treated to a rare astronomical phenomenon, a 'super blood moon', on Sunday night, September 27.
Washington: Skygazers were treated to a rare astronomical phenomenon, a 'super blood moon', on Sunday night, September 27.
The celestial show, visible from the Americas, Europe, Africa, west Asia and the east Pacific, is the result of the sun, Earth and a larger-than-life, extra-bright moon lining up for just over an hour from 0211 GMT.
According to NASA, the rare celestial event - a supermoon in combination with a lunar eclipse - is the first of its kind in more than 30 years.
The last supermoon/lunar eclipse combination occurred in 1982 and the next won’t happen until 2033. “
A 'super blood moon' only happens during a lunar eclipse and when the moon is at its closest point to the Earth in its orbit.
Earlier NASA had said that earth’s shadow will begin to dim the supermoon slightly beginning at 8:11 p.m. EDT, adding that a noticeable shadow will begin to fall on the moon at 9:07 p.m., and the total eclipse will start at 10:11 p.m.
However, if the weather isn’t cooperating where you are and you missed out watching on it, here's a beautiful clip of the rare supermoon eclipse for you to see, posted by Kelley Williamson.
Video credit: Kelley Williamson/YouTube