Girl Report | Super Blood Moon


Samantha S.

Girl Reporter

The super blood moon appeared on January 31, 2018. A lunar eclipse also happened during this amazing event. This combination only happens about every 150 years, therefore, a person can only see this once in their life, if that.

For those of you who do not know, a lunar eclipse, a blood moon, and a supermoon are 3 different events that occur on the moon. Usually, these events occur separately, but there is an occasional mixture of these events. This usually only happens every 150 years, so if you have the chance to see it, you should take some pictures.

A blood moon is when the moon has a reddish tint to it. This happens when a total eclipse happens, and the atmosphere changes the way that the light appears on the moon. This occurs when the moon is perfectly in line with the Earth and sun. The moon is behind the earth, which causes a shadow to be cast upon the moon. Another word for this is a lunar tetrad.


The supermoon is when the moon is extremely large and a lot brighter. This happens because of the moons non-perfect orbit around the Earth. This only happens when the moon is closest to Earth and is at its full moon stage. It takes about 27-28 days, for a full revolution. The supermoon occurs about 3-4 days a year.

The lunar eclipse is when the moon is shadowed By the Earth. It is covered by the Earth’s shadow. The moon slowly moves out of the Earth’s shadow. The lunar eclipse does not last for long. This occurs a couple of times a year. A lunar eclipse happens about three times a year.

As Girl Scouts, we earn badges and patches to put on our vests. We can earn badges for many things. One badge we can earn is the badge for watching the lunar eclipse. We are given these badges for learning more about the eclipse.

A lot of people believe that women are not smart enough to work in a science profession, yet many women have proved otherwise. Many women have made a difference in science. Examples of this would be Sunita Williams. Sunita Williams was hired by NASA and has completed two space missions. Another example of this would be Mae C. Jemison. She is an engineer and physician and became the first women to travel into space when her space shuttle, Endeavour, went into orbit in 1992. There are plenty of examples of women who made history, in a science profession. Many women are working on making history now. I am working on becoming an environmental engineer so I can make the earth cleaner and safer.


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