Monday, October 5, 2015

Big, Bad, Blood

By Nathan Nowatney

September 28, 2015

Some things are a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity- and for hundreds of people last Sunday, they took life by the horns, and went out in the middle of the night to see an enormous, red moon hanging in the sky.

That’s right, last Sunday, most of the world had the pleasure of witnessing a rare astronomical event known only as a "supermoon."

The reason for this peculiar event is the result of two things: 1) the moon being in its closest orbit, making it appear large in the sky, and 2) the moon being eclipsed causes it to have a bloody red color.

This amazing event last happened in 1982, and won’t occur again until 2033.