Bluish Hued Supermoon Dazzles Over Italy (Photo)

February 26, 2016 - Supermoon

Bluish Hued Supermoon Dazzles Over Italy (Photo)

Credit: Giuseppe Petricca

A bluish light tints a blood moon in this overwhelming skywatcher shot from Pisa, Italy.

Astrophotographer Giuseppe Petricca took this picture about dual mins before to a start of a full assemblage proviso of a supermoon sum lunar obscure on Sept. 27, 2015.

The sum lunar obscure of Sept. 27, 2015 occurred when a moon was during perigee (the indicate in a circuit when it is closest to a Earth), improved famous as a “supermoon.” For Petricca, a eventuality was one of distinguished colors. [See some-more extraordinary sum lunar obscure photos by skywatchers]

“There are apparently a reddish and brownish tones of colors, though nearby a reduce limit we can clearly see a bluish/turquoise tone,” Petricca told in an email.

Normally, during an eclipse, object that manages to strech a aspect of a moon is sparse as it passes by Earth’s atmosphere, ensuing in a reddish colors seen on a lunar surface. The bluish tinge comes from object flitting by a Earth’s ozone layer. 

The picture is an formation of 100 (on 200) shots with my Reflex Camera Canon 700D total with a Samyang Catadrioptic 500mm f/6.3 Lens.

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