In Photos: Rare 'Blood Supermoon' Over Sukkot

Stargazing Israelis gathered Monday to watch the rare celestial event, which saw the moon loom large - and red.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

'Blood Supermoon'
'Blood Supermoon'
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Hundreds of Israelis stayed up late overnight Sunday/Monday, to watch the “blood supermoon," a rare celestial event combining a lunar eclipse and a supermoon.

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For about one hour early Monday, the Sun, the Moon, and the Earth lined up, painting the moon an orange-red color to spectators on the ground.

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The result: from about 5:11 am local time, the Moon was closest orbital point to Earth, called the perigee, while also in its brightest phase.

The resulting "supermoon" looked 30 percent brighter and 14 percent larger than when at apogee, the farthest point, about 49,800 kilometers (31,000 miles) from perigee.




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