Blood Moon

A rare event occurred and was seen from the United Kingdom, in the early hours of 28 September 2015, fortunately my insomniac husband woke me in time to witness it. It was a total eclipse of the moon, which combined with a super moon produced a ‘blood moon’.

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Lunar Tetrad

Total lunar eclipses are rare – only about one in three lunar eclipses are total. About four to five total eclipses can be seen at any place on Earth in a decade.

Every once in a while, four total lunar eclipses happen in a row. This is called a lunar tetrad. The total lunar eclipses happen 6 months apart. There are at least six full Moons between two total lunar eclipses in a tetrad.