Viewers throughout the Heights were in for a treat last night as a supermoon coincided with a lunar eclipse. The last time this happened Reagan was president and Tom Brady was five years old. Is it true that I wouldn’t have been aware of it were it not for a timely Facebook notification? Maybe. Regardless I was just as excited as you were to see the “Blood Moon” (awesome nickname for something that could not be more boring) and stand in awe of its glory.
- A lunar eclipse is caused when Earth is in between the Moon and the sun.
- A supermoon means the moon is 7-8% larger at the closest point in its orbit
- The last supermoon eclipse was in 1982; the next will be in 2033
If you missed out, lucky for you our correspondents were on the scene:
The idea of watching a red moon was in fact cooler than watching the moon itself. Kind of upsetting to think that an event that our ancestors worshipped could not even hold my attention for more than five minutes. Underwhelming to say the least. In the age of social media anything that takes more than five minutes to enjoy is too long. It’s almost as if I were expecting it to yell out “What’re those?” or mention its Twitter handle. To summarize my feelings: eh.