|The full moon, in a full lunar eclipse, near Banff. © SB|
Because of the moon's position on its orbit, this was a Super Moon, appearing eight percent larger than usual.
Because of the time of year, it's often called the Harvest Moon.
And because of its coppery colour, some call this a Blood Moon.
It was an eerie sight. Even knowing a little of the science behind it, I was in awe.
So beautiful! (And yes, it was visible in Regina, too — even more visible, in fact, as there were no/few clouds and I'm told the moon was easy to see from moon-rise on. But I was in the mountains, a lovely — if at that time cloudier — place to be.)
What is this? The Moon, in almost total eclipse.
Location: Lac des Arcs, near Banff, Alberta.
Photo date: September 27, 2015