Super Blood Moonrise

A “blood moon” is the name given to a total lunar eclipse, due to its reddish color when in the Earth’s shadow. The title “supermoon” is given to a full moon when it is at its closest approach, making it appear a bit larger than average. When a lunar eclipse happens at this perigee, it may be called a super blood moon.

This is a picture at moonrise over Lake Nokomis, just before the lunar eclipse began. The orange color is not the blood of the eclipse, it is the normal colors of the sun and moon while rising or setting.

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Nokomis Lake, Minneapolis
27 September 2015
Canon EOS 60Da on Televue-85
1/45 sec, f/5.6, ISO 400


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