For those who didn’t get outside to see the amazing “super blood moon” lunar eclipse on Sunday night, North Haven resident and internationally renowned artist April Gornik shared her excellent photographs of the event for your viewing pleasure.
Gornik’s pictures below show the full moon slowly falling under the Earth’s shadow as the two heavenly bodies and the sun lined up perfectly on Sunday, September 27. The lunar event was of particular note because it was a supermoon, also called a perigee, meaning the moon was full and in the closest position to Earth, making it very large in the sky. It was also designated a “blood moon” because of the reddish tone the moon took once it fell into Earth’s shadow. Additionally, this was the fourth and final lunar eclipse in a two-year, four-eclipse tetrad.
According to Space.com, the last supermoon eclipse happened in 1982, and we won’t see another one until 2033.
Gornik pointed out our good fortune for having such clear skies, noting, “I hope you all caught this in real life, it was magical.”
Thanks to the artist, locals who weren’t aware of this phenomenon last night can get a good look at the eclipse here.