Sunday Night’s Moon, Sun, and Earth Show

The Harbinger

By Daniela Morales

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This past Sunday the Sun, the Earth, and the moon lined up perfectly for about one hour and 12 minutes forming the famous Super Blood Moon. The phenomenon started off at 10:11 pm ET and peaked at 10:47 pm ET with the whole sphere showered in a reddish hue.

“You’re basically seeing all of the sunrises and sunsets across the world, all at once, being reflected off the surface of the moon,” said Dr. Sarah Noble, a program scientist at NASA.

The reddish tint of the moon caused by the eclipse was visible throughout most of North America as well as South America, Europe, West Asia and parts of Africa.

Coastal towns everywhere braced for the highest ‘super tides’ in 19 years because of the stronger-than-usual gravitational pull coming from the moon and the Sun’s aligning on one side of the Earth.

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