Light and Dark: The #SuperBloodMoon Experience

Petchary's Blog

Yes, it was another global hashtag event, like #Pope FrancisinPhilly or (as I write) #facebookdown.

The moon considers appearing. (My photo) The moon considers appearing. (My photo)

However, this was a natural occurrence that engendered some awe and wonder, even among my somewhat cynical Twitter friends, last night. We were told we would not experience another celestial happening like this until 2033. Considering that we might be too old or infirm by then to enjoy it – either that or pushing up the daisies – we decided to try to capture, and share, at least some of the excitement. This was the #SuperBloodMoon.

Clear and bright, our pretty moon. A photo tweeted by Station Commander Scott Kelly in the International Space Station, before the eclipse. Clear and bright, our pretty moon. A photo tweeted by Station Commander Scott Kelly in the International Space Station, before the eclipse.

Firstly, I decided to tune in to the NASA live stream. I have a fascination with nerdy scientists (Neil DeGrasse Tyson, of course a bit of a media star, instantly pulled…

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