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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: