Observers anxious by supermoon sum lunar eclipse

September 30, 2015 - Supermoon

Astronomy Now's web editor AdeAshford prisoner this perspective of a supermoon in mid-eclipse from mid-Norfolk, UK during 3:47amBST on Monday, 28September. Celestron80ED refractor with a Canon1100D, 6-second exposure, ISO800.

Astronomy Now‘s web editor Ade Ashford prisoner this perspective of a supermoon mid-eclipse from executive Norfolk, UK during 3:47am BST on Monday, 28 September. Celestron 80ED refractor with a Canon 1100D, 6-second exposure, ISO 800. Image © Ade Ashford.

Astronomers encircling a North Atlantic and in South America were treated to a fantastic sum obscure of a Moon that occurred during primary time for US-based stargazers Sunday night, 27 September and in a early hours of Monday morning for observers in Western Europe.

While ribbons of cloud crossed a British Isles in a tiny hours of 28 September, vast swathes of southern and eastern England had transparent skies for many of a event, abundantly rewarding those who chose to set their alarms to dauntless a cold autumnal air.

Another picture from Astronomy Now's web editor AdeAshford, this time post-totality during 4:38amBST when a Moon was rising from a Earth's umbral shadow. Celestron80ED refractor with a Canon1100D, 2-second exposure, ISO400.

Another picture from Astronomy Now‘s web editor Ade Ashford, this time post-totality during 4:38am BST when a Moon was rising from a Earth’s umbral shadow. Celestron 80ED refractor with a Canon 1100D, 2-second exposure, ISO 400. Image © Ade Ashford.

The final time that a supermoon — a full Moon occurring when it is closest to a Earth in a circuit — coincided with a sum lunar obscure was 30 December 1982, hence a widespread seductiveness in this morning’s event.

For those observers that were unfortunately dark out, NASA’s online live streaming of a eventuality promote from Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, with a live feed from a Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles, California, valid enormously popular.

Observers in a British Isles have to wait until a morning of Monday, 21 January 2019 for a subsequent ‘normal’ sum lunar obscure manifest from these shores, while a subsequent totally eclipsed supermoon entails a somewhat longer wait: 8 October 2033.

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