Great photos from our readers
Last Wednesday provided a triumvirate of dazzling sights in the skies.
A lunar eclipse, a “Blue Moon” and a “super moon” struck quite the poses.
Several of our readers snapped impressive photos, but Wednesday is a deadline day, so only one was available at the time to print.
Here are several more, provided by Ron Rudolph, Margie Kessler, L. Heather Blood, Colleen Burlingame and Dan Heck for sharing some remarkable photos.
A “Blue Moon” is the second full moon of any month, and can take on a bluish hue in the sky.
On the other hand, the “Blood Moon” moniker is applied when the full moon takes on a dark, reddish appearance during the eclipse.
Just to ensure total confusion, last week’s full moonis also known as the "snow moon" by some Native American tribes.
Finally, a supermoon occurs when the full moon is at the closest point of its orbit to the Earth, which is also called the perigee.
That made the moon look up to 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than a full moon at its farthest point from Earth, known as the apogee.