I’m sure you have already noticed that during last night, many photographers, astronomers & everyone else from all over the world were on a frenzy over the big rare special moon! Its been ages since I’ve captured a good old Astro photo, so last night I decided to “join the herd” & this is my take of this once in a lifetime moon over Ireland!
This full “Super Blue Moon” may look like any other full moon & I agree it does but surprisingly it is the first time in 150 years that this has happened! It is called the ‘Blue Moon’ not because of the colour but simply on the fact that it is the second full moon in a month. ‘Super Moon’ refers to the moon being as close to earth as its been in many years which makes the moon 7% larger & 15% brighter. Considering it’s already 250,000 miles away, every inch closer is welcomed by photographers
Last night’s moon viewed in other countries was actually a ‘Super Blue Blood Moon‘ due to a lunar eclipse turning it blood red. Although due to Ireland’s placement we couldn’t witness the lunar eclipse phenomena, so unfortunately it didn’t turn red for us But we still got the ‘Blue & Super’ part! so I guess 2 outta 3 ain’t bad