Wednesday, 31 January 2018

Once in a (super) blue (blood) moon

Two years ago I viewed my first lunar eclipse from New Zealand but I was unable to capture the moon during the eclipse. Now with the help of friends at the lab and a good camera we have captured a super blue blood moon over Singapore. Here are some of the best images. The blood red colour comes from all of the sunsets from around the world being reflected off the moon. The term blue does not refer to the colour but to it being the second full moon this month and super means it is very close to the earth.