Super blood moon reactions

Katie Krajcik – Special to Southern News

Once in a blue moon, there is a super blood moon.

On the night of Sept. 27, whether living on or off campus, many students took the time to commit the memory of the super blood moon–which is when the moon goes into a lunar eclipse and passes into the earth’s shadow.

According to NASA, total eclipses of super blood moons have only occurred 5 times in the 1900’s–1910, 1928, 1946, 1964, and 1982. 

The super blood moon is also known as a “perigee” full moon, but super blood moon might sound more appealing for all of the science lovers too. After last week’s total lunar eclipse, a supermoon eclipse will not occur again until Oct. 8 2033.

Georgienna V. Driver, a sophomore and environmental earth science major, took advantage of this historical night.

“I knew there wouldn’t be another one until 2033,” said Driver. “So I took this opportunity to educate my little sister and brother on the moon and why you never want to miss this.”

Gregory Rodriguez, a freshman and education major, said, “Watching it turn red was the most interesting part.”

Rodriguez wants to teach history after college and said, “I knew this night would have a lot of historical value to it.”

Paul Christin, a freshman and exercise science major, said that when the moon turned red, it was his favorite part as well.

Christin was in his dorm room when his friends came by and suggested they should go to the top of West Rock to watch it.

“I debated it for a little while, but then I decided it would be fun. I’ve never actually been to the top of West Rock before. That was the first time,” Christin said. “It was a moment that I can replay in my mind forever.”

Photo Credit: James West


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