Blood Moon Total Lunar Eclipse
… is definitely not the title of a new Twilight novel yet again, but a rare astronomical phenomenon the insomniac and the stargazers have experienced a couple of hours earlier.
When the Moon passes close to Earth, it looks roughly 15% bigger and 30% brighter than usual.
When the Earth blocks out the Sun therefore darkening the Moon, it is called a Total Lunar Eclipse. And when you have these two coinciding with some sunlight colouring the Moon red, you have got yourself a Super Blood Moon Total Lunar Eclipse. Quite the wonderful title, no?
Head over to your favourite scientific magazine or website, there are some fantastic pictures to gaze at.