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.
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.
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.
At totality the Moon glowed a reddish orange from the scattered light streaming through the Earth’s atmosphere.
A tinge of white light signals the beginning of the second half of the eclipse.
The Earth’s shadow slowly moves off allowing bright sunlight to flood back onto the Moon’s surface.
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.
Clouds rolled in obscuring the end of the eclipse.
The Supermoon in all its glory following the end of the eclipse and the momentary passage of the clouds.

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