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A lunar eclipse & the auroras over Alaska, an 8K 360º time lapse

A super blue blood moon eclipse reveals the aurora borealisauroras over the northern auroral zone—in this stunning 8K 360º time lapse video. The combination of celestial delights was filmed by William Briscoe Photography on January 31, 2018 near Fairbanks, Alaska.

Why was it called a super blue blood moon eclipse? From NASA:

The Jan. 31 full moon is special for three reasons: it’s the third in a series of “supermoons,” when the Moon is closer to Earth in its orbit — known as perigee — and about 14 percent brighter than usual. It’s also the second full moon of the month, commonly known as a “blue moon.” The super blue moon will pass through Earth’s shadow to give viewers in the right location a total lunar eclipse. While the Moon is in the Earth’s shadow it will take on a reddish tint, known as a “blood moon.”

Next: How the Aurora Borealis is created, The Auroras, Earth’s Art Show, and This is NOT time lapse: the Aurora Borealis in real time.

Plus: Lunar Eclipses Explained + Does The Moon Really Orbit The Earth? and The 2017 Solar Eclipse from the shores of Palisades Reservoir, Idaho.

via The Awesomer.

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