In January this year, I missed the Super Blue Blood Moon, that rare event saw a total lunar eclipse occur when the second full moon for the month was in perigee (its point of orbit when its nearest the Earth). I was guttered, the weather was so unkind with huge summer storms rolling in even though clear skies were predicted.
But I did say back then that what I love so much about the Moon is that every month there’s a chance to see it full. Sometimes there are two chances, and at other times special events coincide with the Moon being full. This is what happened during the recent eclipse when totality – the duration of total obstruction during an eclipse – lasted an unusually long time and it’s all thanks to a few celestial events converging – well, almost converging.
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