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Giant blood moon over Luxembourg
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Giant blood moon over Luxembourg

28.09.2015 From our online archive
The giant “blood moon” and total lunar eclipse could be clearly observed over Luxembourg and in many other countries, in the early hours of Monday morning.

The giant “blood moon” and total lunar eclipse could be clearly observed over Luxembourg and in many other countries, in the early hours of Monday morning.

The phenomenon occurred between 4am and 5.30am as the blood moon, glowing red due to the long-wavelength light scattered by the earth’s atmosphere, crossed Luxembourg skies.

In addition the moon appeared particularly large, known as "super moon",  as on September 28 in was as close to the earth as it can possibly be, the last time occurring in 1982.

For stargazers the conditions were perfect. Not one cloud was in the sky to obscure the view of the moon and stars.

Spring floods possible

A total lunar eclipse occurs when the sun, earth and moon in alignment. The moon is 356,880 kilometres across, and passing in close proximity early on Monday morning to earth, may cause flash floods and stress to the earth's crust. The effect is slow though, and if anything occurs in won’t be until next spring.

If you have any good photos of of Monday morning's blood moon and want to share, we'd love to see them! Send by email to: wort-en@wort.lu

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