Sunday night’s lunar eclipse was quite a sight for those lucky enough to witness it.
A supermoon combined with a lunar eclipse for the first time since 1982 and lasted over an hour 1 hour. The total eclipse started at 10:11 p.m.
Ashley Fidler of Johnsville captured this image.
A supermoon occurs when a new or full moon is at its closest to the Earth, about 31,000 miles closer to Earth than at its farthest. This proximity makes the moon appear 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter in the sky than a ‘regular’ full moon, making it a “supermoon.”
There have only been five supermoon eclipses since 1900, and the next will occur in 2033.