The weekend of January 20th brought with it the first supermoon of 2019 which meant that the full moon on that evening was at its closest point to Earth in its monthly orbit. The January full moon was also a total lunar eclipse, not to mention a Blood Moon eclipse. If you’re planning for the year…this month’s supermoon is the first in a series of 3 consecutive full supermoons! As for the lunar eclipse, you will not see another total lunar eclipse until May 26th, 2021. Mark your calendars!
I wasn’t able to stay awake long enough to see the eclipse as it was in the neighborhood of midnight, but I did manage to get out and see brilliant, orange sunset to the west and right behind and literally the same time, a truly stunning moonrise of 2019’s first supermoon.
Here are some of my photos from that cold & blustery early evening. Please click on any of the photos to view them full size. From there you have options to send as a Free E-Card or purchase any of the prints.
The first gallery here are some photos of the angry ocean and the sunset just before the night’s moonrise.
This gallery contains the photos of the supermoon rising over Tubbs Inlet and Ocean Isle Beach.