On September 27, 2015 people all over the world witnessed a rare and spectacular “supermoon.” This event attracted a lot of attention because it only happens once every few decades and it’s simply amazing. The last time it happened was in 1982.
Here are the three things that were happening on that day, at the same time:
1. There was a full moon.
2. The moon was labeled supermoon because it was as close to Earth as it will get all year long. This means it looked bigger and closer than usual.
3. There was a total lunar eclipse and the Earth’s shadows gave it a reddish tint. That’s where the name “blood moon” came from. Afterwards, the Earth hid the moon and made it “disappear.”
In case you missed this phenomenon you can still enjoy photos and videos that other took. To see it for yourself you have to wait until 2033 for a combination of a blood moon and a total eclipse.