What happened last night far exceeded expectations. Around 9 p.m., photos of the moon began pouring in on Twitter and Facebook. Though some of us were not as lucky as others, many photographers in the D.C. region were able to capture amazing photos of this rare and spectacular event.
The total lunar eclipse was particularly remarkable because it was occurring while the moon was in perigee, the closest the moon was to the Earth all year and why it’s called a supermoon. The coincidence of a supermoon and lunar eclipse is rare — it last happened 33 years ago, and won’t happen again for another 18 years.
Thanks to everyone who shared their view of the eclipse with us!