Supermoon eclipse on the first night of Sukkot

Supermoon eclipse on the first night of Sukkot

Posted on Sep. 27, 2015, at 12:07 pm

Astronomy and astrology lovers rejoice! On the first night of Sukkot the universe will treat us with a supermoon lunar eclipse, an occasion that hasn’t happened since 1982. Take advantage of this rare event and read on to find out the best time and place to sky gaze!

A ‘supermoon’ is when the moon is at “perigee”, its shortest distance from the Earth. It will actually be 226,000 miles away and appears 14 per cent larger and 30 per cent brighter than when it is at its furthermost point. This causes a burning red light to be cast on the world as the sun and the moon meet for this special kiss.

While some religious groups and believers in astrology interpret the eclipse as a sign that the End of Days is approaching, in Tel Aviv we obviously interpret it as the Beginning of Monday and an awesome shot at a romantic/friendly/pet(?) adventure!

So bring your pakal cafe and favorite towel and come join us at the beach from 3:11 AM to 8:22 AM. At 5:47 AM get your Instagram cam ready, we’ll have the best view when the moon hits the sea at the end of the horizon.

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Set your alarm early and make sure you leave your sukka in time, because the next chance to see this thing will be in 2033!

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Main picture by Aldman Oren with a Canon 70d Multiple exposure

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