The moon started to be visible around 8.00 PM and it was bright and big. It was in fact a super blue moon, though the colour was more golden to me than blue.

Took few photos with my camera. Not very good images, but they are the best that my camera can take. One photo is the super moon with some plants and cloud visible, also a couple of street lights down below. However there are two mysterious objects, one near the bright moon and another is near the cloud. What are they? Perhaps they are just another trick that a small digital camera is capable to do.

When the eclipse started to happen, the sky was clear with no clouds around. Here in Melbourne area, the eclipse started around 11.00 pm and it was fully covered around 11.40. The longest wait I had ever experience for a lunar eclipse. Now it is 1.15 am, and it has only just started to come out of the shadow. It will be around 2.00 am before it fully out of the shadow. I will not wait, after posting this entry I am going to sleep. Oh yes, the eclipse moon looks quite red, but it has hung high in the sky so the size is much reduced.

Why a super blue blood moon is regarded as rare? Because it is three special occasions that happen all at once.

  • It is a super moon because the moon appears to look larger than usual as it enters the closest distance to earth.
  • It is a blue moon becauseĀ it is an additional full moon that appears in a subdivision of a year, either third of four full moons in a season, or a second full moon in a month of the common calendar (* Wikipedia). So blue moon is not about the colour. Probably it is related to the saying: “Once in a blue moon” which means a rare occasion.
  • It is a blood moon when the moon will usually look reddish during a total lunar eclipse.
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