was the much acclaimed total lunar eclipse that occurred during a
"super moon" during the evening of September 27, 2015. What
makes the moon "super" is the fact that it is at perigee,
its closest point to us during its orbit around the Earth. It therefore
appears somewhat larger (i.e., approximately 14%) than usual. There
have also been reference to the "blood moon." This term
does not refer to the reddish hue of the moon during totality. Rather,
it is a religious notion based on the fact that this eclispe is the
last of a lunar tetrad - four consecutive totlal lunar eclipses without
any intervening partial eclipses. Each of these are separated by six
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