We asked our Bham Now readers to take photos of the Super Blue Blood Moon this morning. Several folks responded, including a number of photographers outside of Birmingham!
Before we start the gallery, a little background. This particular Super Moon was lunar trifecta. Here were the “ingredients.”
A Supermoon happens when a full moon is at its closest point in orbit to Earth (also known as perigee). The moon will be 14% brighter than usual, hence the name Super Moon.
A blue moon is the name given to a second full moon within a calendar month. We had a full moon on New Year’s Day 2018.
The super blue moon will pass through Earth’s shadow to give viewers in the right location a total lunar eclipse. While the Moon is in the Earth’s shadow it will take on a reddish tint, known as a “blood moon.” Unfortunately, in Alabama, we will experienced only a partial lunar eclipse.
But even a partial lunar eclipse this morning was quite awesome!
Here are the photos from this morning from readers across the state:
Longtime conservationist. Former Executive Director at the Alabama Environmental Council and Wild South. Publisher of the Bama Environmental News for more than 18 years. Career highlights include playing an active role in the creation of Alabama's Forever Wild program, Little River Canyon National Preserve, Dugger Mountain Wilderness, preservation of special places throughout the East through the Wilderness Society and the strengthening (making more stringent) the state of Alabama's cancer risk and mercury standards.