The best of the best from last night's supermoon

Blood Moon Wows Spectators All Over the World
Blood Moon Wows Spectators All Over the World


If you weren't looking up at the sky last night, you really missed out! Luckily, we've got you covered.

A supermoon occurs when a new or full moon is at its closest point to Earth, which makes it appear about 14% larger and 30% brighter than other full moons. So where does the nickname "blood moon" come from, you ask?

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The moon glows a red hue during a rare total lunar eclipse, otherwise known as a Blood Red Moon... Who witnessed it...

Posted by Motograter on Sunday, September 27, 2015



The last time this specific type of supermoon happened was in 1982, and it won't happen again until 2033.

Can't wait 18 years? Don't worry! We picked out some of the best photos of the supermoon from across the globe, so you can at least marvel in the beauty of this scientific phenomenon.

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Here are some "Whispers" from last night:

That supermoon lunar eclipse was definitely worth staying up until 4am Incredibly beautiful!
That supermoon lunar eclipse was definitely worth staying up until 4am Incredibly beautiful!
It's incredible to think that no matter where we are around the world, we all look up to see the same moon at night. People thousands of miles apart can watch a lunar eclipse in real life together. Where were you?
It's incredible to think that no matter where we are around the world, we all look up to see the same moon at night. People thousands of miles apart can watch a lunar eclipse in real life together. Where were you?
Dear mother nature, Do not schedule the next eclipse during Sunday night football.
Dear mother nature, Do not schedule the next eclipse during Sunday night football.


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