The night of January 31 up to early morning February 1, 2018
Today’s lunar eclipse was the first to coincide with a Blue Moon – a second full moon in one month – in North America in over 150 years. It was also the second “supermoon” of 2018, with the moon appearing slightly bigger and brighter than usual due to its closeness to Earth. And to top it off, the supermoon passed through Earth’s shadow this morning, casting a reddish hue on the lunar surface for more than 4 hours.
After this awesome display, I woke up, got ready to go to school for the first before school care session. Opening my front door I saw the following daybreak.
That Thursday afternoon all hell broke loose over New Zealand with a cyclone battering the country. There were King tides after the moon’s display the night before.
We survived but some people were not so lucky.