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    Posted September 28, 2015 by
    Swindon, United Kingdom

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    Lunar Eclipse 2015 UK


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     Renata Arpasova captured a photo of the supermoon eclipse glimmering amongst the stars in Swindon Wiltshire, United Kingdom. She says the lunar event as exhilarating and lasted for about five hours in her region. "We were meant to have clouds, but miracles do happen and we ended up with clear skies during the whole time," she said.
    - Jareen, CNN iReport producer

    It finally arrived! Lunar eclipse that we were able to see from the beginning, through the climax right to the end here in the United Kingdom.


    Anyone who lives near Swindon, and followed the weather forecast knows, that we were not meant to have clear skies from about 2am. But miracles do happen, and we did have clear skies all the way.


    Thanks to the modern media, there were many  cars pulling over all over the place and admiring this twice- thrice in a lifetime show.


    I was annoyed with myself, as I forgot my converter at home so the biggest focal lengh I had on me was 200mm. I was forced to abandon my original creative plan and had to improvise. Then I thought "lots of people will shoot as close as they can, but how many will go open wide and do a family photo of all the amazing sights in the nightsky?"


    Also this was a supermoon. This was about fourth supermoon this year. I do not want to start mass hysteria, but anyone else gets the feeling that maybe moon is on the way to collide with Earth?


    Next one that we will be able to see from start to finish in the UK in 2033. Make a note in your calendars!



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