Super Moon Eclipse 10 x 18 Print by Bruce Card using Kodak metallic paper with polystyrene backing. Frame and hanging materials not included.
For the first time in more than 30 years a supermoon in combination with a lunar eclipse event was captured in this photo. Because the orbit of the moon is not a perfect circle, the moon is sometimes closer to the Earth than at other times during its orbit. When the moon is farthest away it’s known as apogee, and when it’s closest it’s known as perigee. This photo represents the moon during a perigee full moon—the closest full moon of the year. A lunar eclipse typically puts on an even greater show. For more than an hour, Earth’s shadow swallows up the moon as the planet comes between the sun and the moon. The last supermoon/lunar eclipse combination occurred in 1982 and the next won’t happen until 2033. This photo shows the moon during various phases of the eclipse.
Purchase this picture for the donation amount listed and own an amazing picture of the night sky taken by one of Aldrich’s astrophotographers Bruce Card and help advance Aldrich Astronomical Society with its outreach efforts.