On Nov 14th, 2016, we had a Supermoon!

supermoon, red, orange, gold, 2016
The moon was it’s reddest near the horizon and then slowly turned to orange / gold and then to white as it progressed higher into the night sky

Standing along the water’s edge, watching the Brilliant Red Supermoon rise above the horizon and over the water was absolutely beautiful to experience.  

The Supermoon occurs when the moon is in its closest proximity to the earth and this occurs a few times a years.

However, what makes this particular Supermoon super?

Its also a Full Moon or New Moon. The last time we had a Full Moon this close to earth was back in 1948

Since the moon is closer, it appears 14% larger and brighter. The red colouring has to do with the reflected light passing through the earth’s atmosphere. When the moon appears red, its called a Blood Moon.  

Next Full / New Supermoon – Nov 24th 2034

Supermoon, gold, orange, 2016

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