Blood Supermoon over New Zealand

Tonight was one of those rare astronomical events, a Blood Supermoon. This occurs when the Moon’s closest point of orbit with the Earth coincides with a total lunar eclipse, which has the effect of making the Moon look (1) massive and (2) red. Hence Blood Supermoon. It hasn’t happened over New Zealand since 1982:

I actually missed it myself, since I was not aware of it until after the fact (and I was actually sorting issues with my car at the time, so I had other concerns). But several friends were able to take some lovely photos, courtesy of the clear and frosty night. Here is one of them, actually taken in Dunedin:

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