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Super Blood Moon Hangs Over Capitol

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The "super blood moon" as seen from downtown Sacramento.

Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

People watching the night skies over much of the world were treated to a “super blood moon,” a rare total lunar eclipse yesterday. Photographers and astronomers, hobbyists and professionals alike, came out to witness and capture the event. California’s Capitol building in downtown Sacramento provided a backdrop for images and attracted skywatchers from the region.

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Local photographer and amateur astronomer Greg Cleghorne checked a chart to see where the moon would be in the sky and set up a camera on the Capitol Mall in downtown Sacramento.  He captured video for a timelapse of the rare event. Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

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Greg Cleghorne's camera caputring video of the super blood moon for a time lapse. Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio

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Daniel Joseph was one of a handful of photographers taking photos of the "super blood moon" from Capitol Mall in downtown Sacramento. Andrew Nixon / Capital Public Radio


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Andrew Nixon

Multimedia Producer

Multimedia Producer Andrew Nixon illustrates CapRadio’s Web content with visual journalism including still photos and videos. He works in the news and information department, and on CapRadio’s documentary program, “The View From Here.”  Read Full Bio