The bright side of the moon

Bathed in orange, the moon looms large in the sky over North Side, Grand Cayman.

Stargazers on the island were able to view a rare astronomical event as banks of cloud cleared late Sunday to reveal the “super blood moon eclipse.”

Cayman residents joined people all over the world as they pulled up deck chairs and pointed telescopes and cameras at the night sky.

The phenomenon is caused by the rare combination of a supermoon, when the moon is at its closest point to Earth, and a lunar eclipse. It hasn’t happened since 1982, and won’t happen again until 2033.

The “super blood moon” pictured from North Side. – PHOTO: ELLEN CUYLAERTS