Supermoon Lunar Eclipse Obscured

The 2015 supermoon lunar eclipse – the rare conjunction of a total lunar eclipse, with the Moon turned red in the full shadow of the Earth, and a ‘supermoon’, where the Moon makes its closest approach to the Earth on its elliptical orbit: a combination we will not see again until 2033 – was theoretically visible in the night sky above the United Kingdom in the early hours of Monday morning. Totality was scheduled to last from around 3:11 am to 4:23 am.

However in York by the River Ouse, the peculiar light and a thick fog allied with the chattering of trees to make the nighttime impenetrable. The super blood moon was at once overwhelmingly present and impossible to see. I took a series of photographs anyway which capture something of the atmosphere, so here are twelve.

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