BLOOD MOON

For the Total Lunar Eclipse, sometimes also called Blood Moon, you don’t require any special equipment and that’s why we watched the Lunar Eclipse with the naked eye the day before yesterday. We met very early at Waterfront Station and walked all the way down to Stanley Park. I actually hadn’t expected that it’s such a long way but it took us more than half an hour to get there.IMG_1935
However the weather this past Sunday was just incredible and so we could enjoy the most beautiful sunset I have ever seen. Even though in my opinion the skyline and the harbour were much more spectacular or beautiful than the moon, we actually came together to watch this really rare phenomenon. Luckily we had a clear sky and from Stanley Park also a perfect view to the east horizon where the moon rose. It was pretty cold (at least for the girls) but that didn’t deter us from taking a lot of pictures. It was really a great chance because the combination of the Lunar Eclipse and the Supermoon doesn’t happen very often. IMG_1953The last one occurred in 1982 and the next one will be in 2033. A Supermoon is actually nothing more than a full moon except the fact that it’s only called Supermoon when the moon makes its closest approach to the earth. In addition to that the sun, the earth and the moon were “perfectly” lined up for the Blood Moon. But I think that was enough information for you concerning this highlight.

Hope you enjoined it!

See ya!

Supermoon + Total Lunar Eclipse

Do you know what a Supermoon is?
A Supermoon happens when the distance between the Moon and the Earth becomes so close that it appears much larger than usual.
So now combine that with a total lunar eclipse! You get a blood red Moon close enough that it feels like you could touch it.
It’s happening this Sunday, September 27th! And just by coincidence the Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Chinese Garden is celebrating the annual Mid-Autumn Moon Festival.
Entrance to the Chinese Garden is 10$ per person with the festival going from 5pm to 10pm.
They have lots to offer such as Mooncakes, magic shows, Kung Fu demonstrations and much more.

Our suggestion? We meet up at Waterfront Station at 5.45pm, then walk towards the Totem Poles in Stanley. The side facing Vancouver Harbour is a perfect viewing point to see the Moon, since it rises in the east around 7pm. The total lunar eclipse begins at 7.11pm and ends at 8.23pm.
The Supermoon is a phenomenon that only occurs rarely and the next one will only be in 2033. So, make sure not to miss it!
Afterwards, we can go check out the festival at the Chinese Garden or go for a couple of drinks.

Hope to see you there!

 

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