September 27, 2015

Super blood moon.

"It’s a combination of curiosities that hasn’t happened since 1982, and won’t happen again until 2033."
“You’re basically seeing all of the sunrises and sunsets across the world, all at once, being reflected off the surface of the moon,” said Dr. Sarah Noble, a program scientist at NASA.

32 comments:

tim in vermont said...

The Supermoon rising over the mountains on a perfectly clear September evening, when the sunset visibility was about 50 miles, I am guessing by the mountains I could see, was amazing.

Paco Wové said...

BLOOOOOOOOOODDD MOOOOOOOOOOOOON!!!!!!!!!!

You know, I never, ever heard about such phenomena until a few years ago.

I like to think this says a lot about the childishness and stupidity of the modern media.

Fernandinande said...

You know, I never, ever heard about such phenomena until a few years ago.

Me too - I figured it was melodrama.

Google ngram shows the phrase has been around since 1905, but got popular around 1985.

And

"The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord come:

And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved."

Moon-set last night was pretty amazing.

pm317 said...

and an eclipse..

Bob R said...

Full cloud cover here. It's been raining all day. Dang!

pm317 said...

yeah, clouds where we are also.

Guildofcannonballs said...

"...childishness and stupidity of the modern media."

We are a Jerry Springer country and Leftists made it that way through determined effort.

It will take likewise to reverse what Buckley called the sepsis that is modern culture.

rhhardin said...

You’re basically seeing all of the sunrises and sunsets across the world, all at once, being reflected off the surface of the moon,” said Dr. Sarah Noble, a program scientist at NASA.

It's women having their periods all over the world. You only notice it when the moon is in shadow.

The Godfather said...

Clouds and rain here. I'll guess I'll just have to wait until 2033, when I'd be 90. Just my luck it'11 be cloudy then, too. Or the SMOD will arrive first.

Unknown said...

"and an eclipse.."

The Blood Moon is part of the penumbral eclipse of the Moon, and the description of it being all the sunrises and sunsets on the Earth is just a melodramatic description of this. The rarity of the event is the fact we're having a lunar eclipse at perigee.

chickelit said...

We are having a good show out here right now. Clear skies.

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

The wine that only eyes may drink.

tim in vermont said...

Wow. Seriously, wow.

Donald Douglas said...

So Cal view is clear as a bell. But the "blood moon eclipse" is a little underwhelming, actually.

Terry said...

Those people who say that there is no such thing as "Blood Moon" are just hoping that you will go outside tonight so they can grab your shit when you are vaporized.

Guildofcannonballs said...

derp derp whites.

derp drep "I ain't white.;
Oh so white is bad, they say.

Guildofcannonballs said...

You shits got nothin.

PB said...

In Chicago, a pretty good show! A little cloud cover passed by for about 20 minutes, but the middle of the eclips with the dull orange moon looked pretty cool.

Original Mike said...

Spent the night on a lake in northern Wisconsin watching the eclipse. Good stuff.

Terry said...

Frank Gannon: "There's nothing left of the victim but a little pile of ash. What could do that to a person, Joe?"
Joe Friday: "The reflected light of every single sunset and sunrise on the Earth at the same time."
Frank nods.
Joe nods back.

Quaestor said...

Thanks for just the facts, Terry.

Though you forgot that after nodding they both point to the moon.

Quaestor said...

A cop's life is all b'buh..buh..beer and skittles, ya' know?

hoyden said...

An okay night show. The comet back in '98 or thereabouts was comparable and hung around loner.

Paco Wové said...

We had a perfectly clear view and didn't watch, just out of spite. Take that, MSM!

Ann Althouse said...

I went out to take a look. Too many trees to get a full view. Couldn't find the moon. Went in.

tim in vermont said...

I don't know about it being underwhelming. Maybe the moon hadn't risen very high when you saw it, or the sky wasn't very dark. Here the moon was pretty high and the sky was full of very bright stars. The Pleiades were clearly visible and quite bright, for example. I think because it is fall and the humidity was very low. It was also pretty chilly. The thought that came to my mind looking at it was that Hollywood still has a ways to go in their special effects.

MadisonMan said...

Walked the dog just as the moon went total. Saw lots of neighbors.

Original Mike said...

"Couldn't find the moon."

Perhaps because it was eclipsed?

You really need to watch the whole thing to get the majesty of it.

@tim in vermont, yes the stars appearing for a couple of hours before disappearing again when the moon returned was a treat. I've never much liked the moon because it hides the stars but last night we had the stars (which are glorious in northern WI) and the red moon. Well worth the price of admission.

tim in vermont said...

yes the stars appearing for a couple of hours before disappearing again when the moon returned was a treat.

What we had here was the full moon lighting the lake, because the water was rough, and the moon so big, it seemed like the whole surface of the lake was brightly reflecting the moonlight, then the lake went dark and the stars came out. The moon was only part of it.

tim maguire said...

Was supposed to be a clear night here, but it wasn't. I gave up and went to bed. Disappointed.

EMD said...

I watched a livestream from various points around the globe for a bit. (UK, Ontario, New Hampshire)

Too much cloud cover for the real deal.

Big Mike said...

We were in an ideal area for watching, but there were too many clouds to see it clearly.