Live: Supermoon and red blood lunar eclipse happening at once

CGTN published this video item, entitled “Live: Supermoon and red blood lunar eclipse happening at once” – below is their description.

Observers in different areas of the world, including Oceania, Hawaii, eastern Asia and Antarctica, could witness a lunar eclipse that coincides with the moon’s closest approach to Earth – making it a “supermoon” eclipse that will turn the moon red – also known as a “super blood moon.” CGTN brings live coverage of the “#supermoon” eclipse across the world, from the partial to full eclipse.

Lunar eclipses occur when the moon is opposite the sun. Usually, we see a full moon when this happens, but every so often, the moon enters the Earth’s shadow, resulting in an eclipse. This doesn’t happen every full moon because the plane of the moon’s orbit is tilted about 5 degrees from the plane of the Earth’s orbit, and the moon “misses” the shadow of the Earth.

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