Total Eclipse of the Moon

Total Eclipse of the Moon

Lunar Eclipse - January 31, 2018

This is an image of a total lunar eclipse on January 31, 2018. This eclipse of the Moon was visible from the western part of North America. The full moon on January 31 occurred when the Moon was near its closest point to earth in its orbit, so the Moon was slightly larger and brighter than normal. For this reason, it was referred to by some as a "Super Moon." It was the second full moon of the month, and thus was also called a "Blue Moon." So the January 31 lunar eclipse was a somewhat unique "Super Blue Moon Eclipse."

This image was taken with a Canon EOS Digital Rebel SLR camera from my backyard in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Lunar Eclipse
January 31, 2018
Photo by Sid Leach
Scottsdale, Arizona

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