A rare lunar event dazzled the eyes of onlookers across North America Sunday night, with a Super Flower Blood Moon and total lunar eclipse lighting up the night sky. For Northern California photographers, it was a great way to showcase their skills.
A “supermoon” refers to the phenomenon when the moon appears larger because the full or new moon happens at the same time the moon passes closest to Earth in its orbit. This supermoon didn’t disappoint, with the complete night sky shining bright throughout the night and its reddish color showing why they call it a Blood Moon.
The eclipse was also a showstopper, with the shadow of the earth covering the moon from about 8:30-9:30 pm in NorCal. The event was a little more visible on the East Coast due to the darker night sky.
Photographers spent Monday sharing their dazzling images from the beautiful lunar event. Here are some of our favorite photos from Northern California: