Glastonbury, England courtesy of Getty Images
Geneva, Switzerland courtesy of the Associated Press
September’s eclipse was the fourth of a four-part series of total lunar eclipses, known as a “tetrad.” A very rare occurrence, only seven more tetrads are expected until the year 2100. September’s lunar eclipse was particularly special due to the lunar eclipse and “supermoon” occurring on the same night. A supermoon refers to the times when the moon is in the closest part of its orbit to the Earth, making the moon appear larger to us on the ground.
Watch NASA’s stream of the entire eclipse:
Contributed by Rebecca Stokes, Fairmont Private Schools