Hey guys! Did any of you get to see the super blood moon on Sunday?
If you didn’t know, a super blood moon is quite a rare occasion. It is a super moon, because it is when the moon is at its closest to the earth. What makes it a blood moon was the lunar eclipse that happened along with it that makes it have a rust red-orange color, when the moon is in the earth’s shadow.
The news report said that the hours to watch were 7-8:30pm, and that the best time to see it was around 7:25. Sadly here at the dorms I could not see it for anything, there were too many clouds. And I can’t say that I didn’t try, because I kept looking, walked out around 7 to look, peeked out again at 7:15 and then headed out somewhat determined to find it at 7:30 with Tamara. We walked, okay so we wandered around the dorm area looking for the moon, but we were looking hard, and it seemed like everyone else was kind of having the same problems. I had friends who were on the other side of the school looking for it, and even heard a few people suggest walking to the science building going to the top floor hoping that it would help.
I’m not sure how much it did. After searching for 20 minutes or so and trying to find it I had given up, and sadly couldn’t waste any more time looking for it. My friend told me the moon popped its head out at about 8:10 or so, but had disappeared within 10-15 minutes, which was a little sad. The next blood super moon should happen in 2033, so even though its a few years away I’m hoping to see it next time and that there won’t be any clouds in the way.
And while I didn’t get to see the blood moon, I am happy to share a picture of the beautiful sunset I got Sunday night.