As “supermoon” occurred this morning combined with a total lunar eclipse, NASA photographers have managed to capture some stunning images of a phenomenon that occurred after more than 30 years.
NASA’s Joel Kowsky clicked a perigee full moon called “supermoon” next to the Empire State Building at the beginning of a total lunar eclipse, while Bill Ingalls took a stunning “supermoon” behind the Colorado State Capitol Building in Denver.
The combination of a “supermoon” and total lunar eclipse last time occurred in 1982 and those who had missed it will not see ever as the next one is in 2033.
The eclipse lasted 1 hour and 12 minutes and was visible in North and South America, Europe, Africa, and parts of west Asia and the eastern Pacific. “There’s no physical difference in the moon. It just appears slightly bigger in the sky. It’s not dramatic, but it does look larger,” according to NASA.
NASA provided live stream from 8:00 p.m. until at least 11:30 p.m. EDT broadcasting from Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., with a live feed from the Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles, Calif.
Throughout human history, lunar eclipses have been viewed with awe and sometimes fear.
Here are the images: