Although many of us are told that Supermoons are extremely rare, this turns out to be false. Supermoons are somewhat frequent; In D.C., we saw a Supermoon in late August, and scientist predict the next and final Supermoon of 2015 with occur on October 27th.
On the other hand, a “Blood Supermoon” is very rare. A “Blood Supermoon” is a combination between a full Lunar Eclipse and a regular Supermoon. This is when the moon passes into the earth’s shadow around the the same time as the Supermoon, projecting a reddish tint, which is where the nickname “blood moon” comes from. This combination is very rare and the last time this appeared was 33 years ago, and the next “Blood Moon” is predicted to appear around 2033.
Although it is really interesting to see a Supermoon in the sky, it is important that people know the background of what it is and how it forms. In educating the population, it allows for a more knowledgeable society. If you didn’t see the Supermoon last Sunday, make sure you keep keep your eyes open on October 27 for the next one that is predicted to appear because it is definitely a sight to see.