Range Tracking

Super Pumpkin Moon

The clockwork of the cosmos rolled around to produce a “Supermoon”, a close-approach of the Moon to the Earth making it look a bit larger than normal, and a lunar eclipse. A dual event on the evening of 27 September 2015 that won’t be repeated again until 2033. The easily visible part of the eclipse started around 9:07 p.m. and by around 1:30 a.m. it was all over. The eclipse was photographed from Bob Bruce and Janice Broda’s house on the beach just south of Sebastian Inlet State Park in Indian River County, Florida.
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At first is appeared that cloudy skies would conceal the eclipse but as the Moon rose it became evident the clouds were thin enough to allow for a hazy view of the Earth’s shadow slipping across the face of the Moon.
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As totality neared the clouds began to thin even more moments before the last thin slice of sunlight hitting the edge of the Moon was snuffed out by the Earth’s shadow.
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At totality the Moon glowed a reddish orange from the scattered light streaming through the Earth’s atmosphere.
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A tinge of white light signals the beginning of the second half of the eclipse.
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The Earth’s shadow slowly moves off allowing bright sunlight to flood back onto the Moon’s surface.
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Following is a sequence of images of the Earth’s shadow moving across the face of the Moon as the eclipse heads toward its conclusion.
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Clouds rolled in obscuring the end of the eclipse.
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The Supermoon in all its glory following the end of the eclipse and the momentary passage of the clouds.

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