Super Blue Blood Moon manages to peek through the clouds here

WNLP photos by Bob Wellinski (click to enlarge)

It was an event that happens once in a blue moon. No, even less often than that.

The moon’s proximity to the Earth (that’s the Super part) combined with it being a blue moon (2nd full moon within a month) and finally a blood moon (sporting a reddish tint because the Earth is passing between the moon and the sun) on Jan. 30-31, 2018.

According to scientists, this triple combo hasn’t been seen since 1866.

“What a great way to start the morning, with a celestial event,” Wellinski said. “The clouds stayed away long enough for people to witness the moon being gobbled up by the Earth’s shadow.”

Bob took these shots from CR-400W off Johnson Road. In the last photo, clouds start to cover the moon.

2 Responses to “Super Blue Blood Moon manages to peek through the clouds here”

  1. Lois Meyer

    Jan 31. 2018

    Great pictures! Most mysterious~~

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  2. Dianne Carpenter

    Feb 01. 2018

    Thanks Bob Wellinski, for finding a spot to catch these photos… I am not surprised you would do that! at dawn, no less.

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