The Changing Moon: A Supermoon and an Eclipse

Pictures of last night’s supermoon + lunar eclipse seem the perfect way to represent the changing faces of Earth’s satellite.

A supermoon, or perigee moon, occurs when the moon is closest to Earth along its path of orbit.  This makes it appear unusually full and bright in the night sky.  Here it is, peeking out from behind the trees:

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A few hours later, the lunar eclipse was approaching totality (that point of the eclipse where the moon is fully covered by the Earth’s shadow), and most of its face had turned the reddish color that gave this eclipse the name of “blood moon:”

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Check out stunning photos of the eclipse from all over the world here!

[In response to The Daily Post’s Weekly Photo Challenge: Change.]

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