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    Super Moon of September, 2015!

    The evening of September 27, 2015 sees a very rare celestial event--one full moon with three different nicknames--Super Moon (full moon at closest distance to the earth), Harvest Moon (closest full moon to autumn equinox) and Blood Moon (people in some parts of the world will be treated to a full, lunar eclipse, producing an orangish colored moon.)

    Some people have begun calling it a Super Harvest Blood Moon!

    This occurrence has only happened five times since the year 1900 and will not come about again until 2033!

    Unfortunately, in Japan, we were not treated to the lunar eclipse, but MANY people were outside in the crisp, night air to capture the sight of this moon on their cameras and cell phones. Couples strolled romantically along beaches and in parks and gazed at the dark sky while carrying on hushed conversations.

    In Kobe, Japan, there were scattered clouds, brightly illuminated by the moon, that helped spread the moonlight and give more texture to the romantic evening.

    The Akashi Kaikyo Bridge (also named Pearl Bridge), which connects the main island of Honshu, to Awaji Island, received extra illumination this evening by the intense light of this full moon. This bridge has the longest center span of any suspension bridge in the world, making it a Super Bridge worthy of being bathed in the light of a Super Moon! There was even a heart-shaped cloud above the center span for the lovers strolling on the beach to admire!

    All in all, it was a wonderful night for people of all ages and nationalities to get out into the cool, autumn air and enjoy a truly beautiful sight!
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