Portugal enjoys rare moon sighting

in News · 24-01-2019 10:20:00 · 0 Comments
Portugal enjoys rare moon sighting

Skygazers in parts of Portugal were lucky enough to be under clear skies were this week treated to the astronomical spectacle of a “super blood wolf moon”.

The rare phenomenon, caused in part by a lunar eclipse, makes the surface of the moon appear a reddish hue while seeming brighter and closer to earth than normal. A super blood wolf moon occurs when a blood moon and supermoon occur simultaneously. Astronomers were particularly interested in this year’s blood moon as it is the last of its kind for two years.


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