Super sight

Stargazers got a double celestial treat Sunday night when a total lunar eclipse combined with a so-called super moon. This photograph was taken from Del. 1, north of Dover. It’s the first time the events have made a twin appearance since 1982, and they won’t again until 2033. When a full moon makes its closest approach to Earth, it appears bigger and brighter than usual and is known as a super moon. That coincided with a full lunar eclipse where the moon, Earth and sun were lined up, with Earth’s shadow obscuring the moon. (Special to The Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh)

This photograph of Sunday night’s lunar eclipse was taken from Del. 1, north of Dover. (Special to The Delaware State News/Gary Emeigh)

Stargazers got a double celestial treat Sunday night when a total lunar eclipse combined with a so-called supermoon.

The above photo was taken from Del. 1, north of Dover. It’s the first time the events have made a twin appearance since 1982, and they won’t again until 2033.

When a full moon makes its closest approach to Earth, it appears bigger and brighter than usual and is known as a supermoon. That coincided with a full lunar eclipse where the moon, Earth and sun were lined up, with Earth’s shadow obscuring the moon.

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