Photo: The Brooklyn Reader
Photo: The Brooklyn Reader
Photo: The Brooklyn Reader

On Sunday, September 27, at around 10:00pm, Brooklynites were treated to a rare and special lunar surprise!

A  Super Full Moon made its appearance, beginning at around 8:10pm. Within the next two hours, the moon began to crescent and revealing on its backend a beautiful red glow (which is where it gets its unofficial nickname, “Blood Moon”), until around midnight when a Total Lunar Eclipse took place.

This magnificent occurrence could be seen most visibly from the Northeastern coast of the United States up to Canada and also in parts of South America, Europe, West Asia and parts of Africa.

Total eclipses of Super Full Moons are rare. According to NASA, they have only occurred 5 times in the 1900s – in 1910, 1928, 1946, 1964 and 1982. After the September 27/ 28, 2015 Total Lunar Eclipse, a Supermoon eclipse will not happen again for another 18 years, until October 8, 2033.

If you were not able to witness the eclipse, no worries. The Brooklyn Reader captured this incredible moment, beginning at around 9:50pm, until 10:45pm.

Enjoy the pics!

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