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Superb Supermoon in Pictures

Sometimes, the moon deserves a five star review. That’s precisely what it got this morning. The supermoon lunar eclipse was no doubt watched by thousands of people in Iceland. The spectacle began shortly after midnight and lasted until 5:22 am. An impressive red hue covered the moon for an hour and a half, between 2 am and 3:30 am.

Sævar Helgi Bragason, head of the Astronomy Association of Seltjarnarnes, captured the phenomenon on camera, as seen above. He told RÚV, “This was extremely beautiful and one of the most beautiful things I’ve ever seen. The haze and the clouds added an interesting special effect. I’m just thrilled.”

He said his friends agreed this was absolutely magnificent. “There was this calm beauty over it which was enjoyable to witness.” He was asked whether the eclipse might directly affect anything other than the human soul, to which he responded, “No, I doubt it. I guess it’s just the beauty we’re aware of. That’s the only effect on us.”

For more information, visit stjornufraedi.is.

The next total lunar eclipse visible from Iceland will be January 21, 2019.

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