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Supermoon Eclipse 2015

Sept. 27, 2015 "Supermoon" eclipse from the RI State House (© Jason Major)

Sept. 27, 2015 “Supermoon” eclipse from the RI State House (© Jason Major)

Last night a large part of the world’s population was treated to a relatively rare variety of a not-so-rare night sky spectacle: a total lunar eclipse that happened to coincide with the closest perigee Moon (aka “supermoon”) of the year. The last time these scenarios lined up this way was in 1982, and it won’t occur exactly like that again until 2033. While some parts of the U.S. were clouded out (Los Angeles and Las Vegas included, oddly enough) it was a clear night here in Rhode Island and I took the opportunity to capture some photos of the eclipse from the State House lawn, where I could include the iconic statue of the “Independent Man” atop the capitol’s neoclassical dome.

See some photos of the eclipse from around the world on NASA’s Flickr album here, and check out a couple more of my photos below:

Sept. 27, 2015 "Supermoon" eclipse from the RI State House with the 11-foot-tall Independent Man statue (© Jason Major)

Sept. 27, 2015 “Supermoon” eclipse from the RI State House with the 11-foot-tall Independent Man statue (© Jason Major)

Sept. 27, 2015 "Supermoon" eclipse (© Jason Major)

Sept. 27, 2015 “Supermoon” eclipse (© Jason Major)

I hope you had some nice views of the eclipse as well! And if not, it’s OK – there will be more total eclipses in upcoming years, the next one being Jan. 31, 2018.

See a list of upcoming lunar eclipses here.

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About Jason Major

Jason is a Rhode Island-based graphic designer, photographer, nature lover, space exploration fanatic, and coffee addict. In no particular order.

Posted on September 28, 2015, in Night Sky, The Moon and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Those are really wonderful pics 🙂
    I missed this moment.

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  2. Disgusted !! Too cloudy sky to see the eclipse of the moon aka SuperMoon. I woke up early for nothing 😦
    Jeff Barani from Vence (France)

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