Night sky treat: Supermoon coincides with lunar eclipse

The supermoon phenomenon happens when the moon is orbiting closest to Earth thus it appears larger. This very rare occurrence wherein a supermoon coincides with lunar eclipse was last observed in 1982 and to happen again in 2033.

People around the world observe a rare celestial event, as a lunar eclipse coincides with a so-called “supermoon”.

Connecticut, USA | Reuters

 

Bogota, Colombia | EPA

 

Geneva, Switzerland | AP

 

Source: ‘Supermoon’ coincides with lunar eclipse – BBC News

 

 

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Image Source: A supermoon rises above trees in Riverside in the US state of Connecticut – Reuters | ‘Supermoon’ coincides with lunar eclipse – BBC News

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