The Super Blue Blood Moon Rises Over the Parthenon

Athens' Sacred Rock is captivating any day or night. But on January 31st it was further enhanced by the backdrop of the rare 'super blue blood' moon.


A ‘super blue blood moon’ rose behind the 2,500-year-old Parthenon temple on the Acropolis hill in Athens on Wednesday evening, when thousands of city residents took to the streets and balconies to witness the rare spectacle.

People in many parts of the world caught a glimpse of the moon as a giant reddish globe thanks to a rare lunar phenomenon that combines a total eclipse with a blue moon and super moon. The spectacle – the first in 152 years – has been coined a ‘super blue blood moon’ by NASA.

[Photo credit: Petros Giannakouris / AP]


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