Right at this moment I’m looking at the eclipse of the so-called super moon, or red moon. I have been watching this event since 3 am today thanks to a clear sky.
It is not only exciting due to the eclipse itself, but also because the moon is at perigee position and therefore “only” 356,876 kilometers away from the Earth.
Now the eclipse is complete and it will last for over an hour, finally setting a little after 7. It’s called red moon because, obscured by the shadow of the Earth, it takes on a reddish color. But there is another factor that makes the night so special:
another eclipse like this will only be seen again, from Italy at least, in 2033.
Here’s a live video of the eclypse!