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Super Blood Moon lights up the night sky

The Super Blood Moon lit up the night sky in red on Wednesday.

Captured by Raymund Sarmiento, the moon was seen shining with a reddish-orange color during its maximum eclipse at 7:18 p.m. in Antipolo City.


In a Twitter video shared by journalist Raffy Tima, it was also seen rising over Metro Manila.

According to Al Jazeera, the super moon is the “result of the first total lunar eclipse in more than two years taking place at the same time as the moon is closest to Earth.”

Its color, meanwhile, is caused by the “sunlight refracting through the Earth’s atmosphere.”

As of writing, the topics Blood Moon and #LunarEclipse2021 are trending on local Twitter, with over 99,000 and 22,000 tweets respectively.

On Wednesday’s “24 Oras” weather report, resident meteorologist Nathaniel Cruz said the next Super Blood Moon would be experienced in November 2022.

Last month, a supermoon was also seen all over the world. – Franchesca Viernes/RC, GMA News