IN BEELD. Hele wereld kijkt naar de ‘superbloedmaan’

Wereldwijd hebben nieuwsgierigen vanmorgen naar de hemel getuurd om de vreemde rode kleur van de ‘superbloedmaan’ te zien. Een unieke gelegenheid, want de volgende doet zich pas voor in 2033. 

A combo of twelve pictures shows a total lunar eclipse in Gaiberg near Heidelberg, southwestern Germany, on September 28, 2015. Skygazers were treated to a rare astronomical event when a swollen "supermoon" and lunar eclipse combined for the first time in decades, showing Earth's satellite bathed in blood-red light. AFP PHOTO / DANIEL ROLAND
Een combinatie van twaalf foto’s toont de maansverduistering boven Heidelberg in het zuidwesten van Duitsland. AFP PHOTO / DANIEL ROLAND

 

Vanaf 4.11 uur Belgische tijd was een uitzonderlijk grote en heldere maan zien, die rood kleurde. Volgens de ene «een rijpe perzik», volgens de andere een «robijn».

Een ‘superbloedmaan’ is het resultaat van het samenvallen van twee zeldzame natuurfenomenen. Vanochtend vroeg stond een volle maan in het perigeum, het dichtste punt bij de aarde. Ze was daardoor 30% helderder en 14% groter.

Bovendien stond de aarde perfect in één lijn met de maan en de zon, en was er dus sprake van een maansverduistering. Daardoor viel er geen rechtstreeks zonlicht op de maan. Slechts enkele lichtstralen konden de maan bereiken, die van richting waren veranderd door de atmosfeer van de aarde, waardoor de maan rood kleurde.

Foto’s uit België, Argentinië of de Verenigde Staten tonen hoe de maan uiteindelijk zijn rode kleur krijgt. In Brooklyn, in het centrum van New York, kwam een massa op straat, de ogen naar de hemel gericht, foto’s nemend met de smartphone.

De vorige ‘superbloedmaan’ dateert van 1982. Volgens de Nasa zal de volgende zich niet voordoen voor 2033.

A so-called "super moon" can be seen behind the Quadriga sculpture on top of Berlin's landmark the Brandenburg Gate at the beginning of a total lunar eclipse on September 28, 2015. Skygazers were treated to a rare astronomical event when a swollen "supermoon" and lunar eclipse combined for the first time in decades, showing Earth's satellite bathed in blood-red light. AFP PHOTO / DPA / KAY NIETFELD +++ GERMANY OUT
De superbloedmaan is te zien achter het quadriga-beeldhouwwerk op de bekende Brandenburgse Poort in Berlijn, Duitsland (zie ook foto bovenaan). AFP PHOTO / DPA / KAY NIETFELD
The moon appears behind the monument at the San Nicolas church in Cali, Colombia, on September 27, 2015. For the first time in decades, skygazers are in for the double spectacle Monday of a swollen "supermoon" bathed in the blood-red light of a total eclipse. The celestial show, visible from the Americas, Europe, Africa, west Asia and the east Pacific, will be the result of the Sun, Earth and a larger-than-life, extra-bright Moon lining up for just over an hour from 0211 GMT. AFP PHOTO / LUIS ROBAYO
De San Nicolás-kerk in Cali, Colombia. AFP PHOTO / LUIS ROBAYO
LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 27: An eclipsed supermoon rises behind the Las Vegas Strip on September 27, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. A supermoon occurs when a full moon coincides with its perigee, which is its closest approach to the Earth. A total lunar eclipse and a supermoon won't occur together again until 2033. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP
Las Vegas, VS. Ethan Miller/Getty Images/AFP
A swollen "supermoon" is seen during the stages of a total eclipse in the Israeli Mediterranean coastal city of Netanya, early on September 28, 2015. Skygazers were treated to a rare astronomical event when a swollen "supermoon" and lunar eclipse combined for the first time in decades, showing the planet bathed in blood-red light. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ
Netanya, Israël. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ
Stargazers look at a swollen "supermoon" bathed in the blood-red light of a total eclipse in Nantes, western France, early on September 28, 2015. Skygazers were treated to a rare astronomical event when a swollen "supermoon" and lunar eclipse combined for the first time in decades, showing the planet bathed in blood-red light. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD
Nantes, Frankrijk. AFP PHOTO / JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD
A so-called "blood moon" can be seen behind a statue during a total lunar eclipse in Frankfurt am Main, western Germany, on September 28, 2015. Skygazers were treated to a rare astronomical event when a swollen "supermoon" and lunar eclipse combined for the first time in decades, showing Earth's satellite bathed in blood-red light. AFP PHOTO / DPA / FRANK RUMPENHORST +++ GERMANY OUT
Frankfurt am Main, Duitsland. AFP PHOTO / DPA / FRANK RUMPENHORST
A so-called "blood moon" can be seen between the steeples of the Cologne Cathedral during a total lunar eclipse in Cologne, western Germany, on September 28, 2015. Skygazers were treated to a rare astronomical event when a swollen "supermoon" and lunar eclipse combined for the first time in decades, showing Earth's satellite bathed in blood-red light. AFP PHOTO / DPA / ROLF VENNENBERND +++ GERMANY OUT
De Dom van Keulen, Duitsland. AFP PHOTO / DPA / ROLF VENNENBERND
Reindeers are seen silhouetted against the "blood moon" during a lunar eclipse near the village of Yavterishki, some 250 kilometers north from Minsk on September 28, 2015. The combination of a supermoon and total lunar eclipse last occurred in 1982 and will not happen again until 2033. AFP PHOTO / SERGEI GAPON
Yavterishki, een dorp 250 kilometer ten noorden van de Wit-Russische hoofdstad Minsk. AFP PHOTO / SERGEI GAPON
The moon appears behind the Eiffel Tower in Paris on September 27, 2015. For the first time in decades, skygazers are in for the double spectacle Monday of a swollen "supermoon" bathed in the blood-red light of a total eclipse. The celestial show, visible from the Americas, Europe, Africa, west Asia and the east Pacific, will be the result of the Sun, Earth and a larger-than-life, extra-bright Moon lining up for just over an hour from 0211 GMT. AFP PHOTO / LUDOVIC MARIN
De Eiffeltoren, Parijs. AFP PHOTO / LUDOVIC MARIN
In this picture taken on September 27, 2015, an Afghan man is illuminated by the light from his phone while taking a selfie on the top of the Wazir Akbar Khan hill in Kabul, as a view of the "supermoon" is seen in the background. For the first time in decades, skygazers are in for the double spectacle on September 28 of a swollen "supermoon" bathed in the blood-red light of a total eclipse. The celestial show, visible from the Americas, Europe, Africa, west Asia and the east Pacific, will be the result of the Sun, Earth and a larger-than-life, extra-bright Moon lining up for just over an hour from 0211 GMT. AFP PHOTO / Wakil Kohsar
Kaboel, Afghanistan. AFP PHOTO / Wakil Kohsar
The moon turns red during a total eclipse, seen behind the iconic Liver Bird on the Liver Building in Liverpool, north west England, early on September 28, 2015. For the first time in decades, skygazers were in for the double spectacle on September 28 of a swollen "supermoon" bathed in the blood-red light of a total eclipse. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS
Liverpool, Verenigd Koninkrijk. AFP PHOTO/PAUL ELLIS
BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 27: The Super Blood Moon rises over a sailboat in Boston Harbor on September 27, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Super Moon coincides with a total lunar eclipse, a rare combination that last occured in 1982. Scott Eisen/Getty Images/AFP
Boston, VS. Scott Eisen/Getty Images/AFP