Blood Moon is rare treat for nighttime skywatchers

| 28/09/2015 | 12 Comments
Cayman News Service

Blood Moon from Grand Cayman 27 September 2015 (Photo by Daniel DeFinis)

(CNS): On Sunday night residents and visitors to the Cayman Islands were able to see a rare and beautiful total lunar eclipse of a supermoon, also called a Blood Moon, as the Sun, Earth, and the Moon lined up in space. The eclipse lasted about an hour and 12 minutes and was visible from North and South America, Europe, Africa, and parts of West Asia and the eastern Pacific, according to NASA. A few clouds in the sky frustrated some nighttime skywatchers but those who persisted enjoyed a rare treat.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Which is all peachy keen until the world ends.

  2. Fools, Frauds and Failures. says:

    In rural UK such a moon would be referred to as a “poacher’s moon” as it actually facilitates theft!

  3. The Right Honourable Minister of Judgement says:

    True dat.

  4. ghandi's reincarnation says:

    last night I was woken up by my baby – it was light outside so I assumed it was 6am and started my errands for the morning. When I looked at the clock after my shower it was 1am!
    The moon was amazingly bright and it was such a wonder to see.

    Sorry for dragging the conversation to a lower level but I would love to see if there was a change in the crime stats because of the light? I can’t imagine that anything too clandestine took place last night.

  5. Anonymous says:

    It did look rather pink. LBGT taken that over too? Great! Expect much more colorful moons in future!

  6. Anonymous says:

    What do they call this in the Bible?

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