Once in a super blue blood moon

Busselton Dunsborough Times

Photos of last week’s super blue blood moon have been streaming into the Busselton-Dunsborough Times.

Therese Sayers, Barbara Reid, Gladys Whitby, Tim Alcorn, Bree Adams, Jim Berry and David Pratt were among the many to capture the lunar triple event — or more correctly, the double lunar event if photos were taken before or after the eclipse, as one of our happy snappers rightfully pointed out.

A super blue blood moon is the combination of three phenomena: a super moon, when the moon is closest to Earth; a blue moon, the second full moon in a month; and a lunar eclipse, which gives the moon a red hue.

Clear skies allowed for an unobstructed view of the event, which hasn’t occurred in WA for more than 150 years.

Festivities took in the Busselton Jetty, which was just one year old at the last super blue blood moon.

More Pictures:

Picture: Jim Berry
Camera IconPicture: Jim Berry
Picture: Therese Sayers
Camera IconPicture: Therese Sayers
Picture: Jim Berry
Camera IconPicture: Jim Berry
Picture: Therese Sayers
Camera IconPicture: Therese Sayers
Taken by Gladys Whitby at Abbey Beach.
Camera IconTaken by Gladys Whitby at Abbey Beach.
Not to be outshone by the big shiny thing in the sky, a spider dropped into Barbara Reid’s frame.
Camera IconNot to be outshone by the big shiny thing in the sky, a spider dropped into Barbara Reid’s frame.

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