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Super moon, eclipse delights Okanagan sky watchers

September 28, 2015 - 9:43 AM

OKANAGAN - Across most of the region the skies cleared in time to catch at least part of the rare super moon and lunar eclipse event Sunday evening, Sept. 27.

A supermoon occurs when a full or new moon makes its closest approach to the Earth and appears slightly larger and brighter than normal.

A lunar eclipse happens when the moon falls under the shadow of Earth. 

It's rare for both to happen at the same time — this was only the fifth time since 1900. The last one was in 1982 and the next one won't be until 2033.

Even lunar eclipses don't happen often, the next one will be in January 2019.

Here are a few of the many photos of the moon shared on social media last night and this morning.

Did you take photos of the moon last night? Share your photos below.

 

 

Moon over Middleton mountain.

Posted by Vernon Telescope Nature & Science on Sunday, September 27, 2015

 

 

 

 

flagpole

Posted by Ken Tiessen on Sunday, September 27, 2015

 

 

7:26 pm Penticton time, just passing the eclipse.

Posted by Gary McDougall on Sunday, September 27, 2015

 

 

The blood moon from this evening taken on Kelowna Mountain.

Posted by Glen Eldstrom on Sunday, September 27, 2015

 

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