On the 27th of September the sun, the Earth and the moon lined up causing a lunar eclipse to coincide with the “supermoon”. Providing the world with a extremely rare light show in Sunday’s night sky.

The last supermoon total lunar eclipse occurred 33 years ago and won’t happen again until 2033. So I wasn’t going to miss this one.

Spotting the supermoon eclipse

I was in Belgium and the hardest part was staying awake. The eclipse began around 1:30 AM and ended around 6:30 AM. But staying awake was totally worth it as the eclipsing moon was one of the most beautiful sights I have ever seen.

Some people also call this totally eclipsed moon a “blood moon” because of its red-orange color when the moon is completely in the Earth’s shadow. That reddish glow happens because the shadow isn’t perfect, therefor faint sunbeams sneak around the shadow’s edges on all sides in the colors of a sunset, bathing the moon in brilliant, warm hues.

The next supermoon eclipse isn’t due until 2033, but I will definitely try to capture that one as well.