NASA Photographers Capture Images of Rare Total Lunar Eclipse of Harvest Supermoon

Published Monday, September 28, 2015 at 7:38 am
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NASA photographer Aubrey Gemignani captured the total lunar eclipse of the harvest supermoon over Washington, D.C. on Sept. 27, 2015. Credit: NASA/Aubrey Gemignani

By Jesse Wood

Over the weekend, the cloudy weather prevented many from seeing the total lunar eclipse of the harvest supermoon in the High Country.

(One resident reported seeing it in Vilas for about eight minutes at about 11 p.m., according to a post at Watauga County Road Conditions.

The last time a total lunar eclipse of a harvest supermoon or “perigee full moon” happened was in 1982. It won’t happen again until 2033, according to NASA.

NASA photographers stationed in Washington, D.C., New York City and Denver captured images of last night’s rare event. See more photos below.

A perigee full moon, or supermoon, is seen next to the Empire State Building at the beginning of a total lunar eclipse, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015 in New York City.  The combination of a supermoon and total lunar eclipse last occurred in 1982 and will not happen again until 2033.  Photo Credit: (NASA/Joel Kowsky)

A perigee full moon, or supermoon, is seen next to the Empire State Building at the beginning of a total lunar eclipse, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015 in New York City. The combination of a supermoon and total lunar eclipse last occurred in 1982 and will not happen again until 2033. Photo Credit: (NASA/Joel Kowsky)

A perigee full moon, or supermoon, is seen during a total lunar eclipse behind The Colorado State Capitol Building on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, in Denver.  The combination of a supermoon and total lunar eclipse last occurred in 1982 and will not happen again until 2033.  Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

A perigee full moon, or supermoon, is seen during a total lunar eclipse behind The Colorado State Capitol Building on Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015, in Denver. The combination of a supermoon and total lunar eclipse last occurred in 1982 and will not happen again until 2033. Photo Credit: (NASA/Bill Ingalls)

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