‘Supermoon’ coincides with lunar eclipse
People around the world are watching the skies to observe a rare celestial event, as a lunar eclipse coincides with a so-called “supermoon”.
A supermoon occurs when the Moon is in the closest part of its orbit to Earth, meaning it appears larger in the sky.
The eclipse – which made the Moon appear red – has been visible in North America, South America, West Africa and Western Europe.
This phenomenon was last observed in 1982 and won’t come again until 2033.
But the definition of a supermoon is debated among astronomers. Details