It bothers me that Matt Drudge (or his readers) keep falling for this.
Cc has a leg up on this since he is from New Jersey
A few hints – the last lunar eclipse was on August 18, 2016
Where in New Jersey would you have to be to take this picture from 25 miles away?
What time was moonrise in New York City on August 23/24th?
What is the definition of a “blood moon” and its scientific significance? How is a red moon different than a blood moon?
You have to admire the complete absence of pollution in New York!
* update *
A moon horizon angle of 90 degrees would be straight up and down. 78° would be tilting to the left by 12 degrees, so the picture lines up given the time and place.
In the 1970s, I was on a bus trip that went down the New Jersey Turnpike – the orange haze over New York City went for probably twenty miles. Without all that pollution to block the sunlight, I bet New York gets a lot hotter these days.
The August 18th eclipse was what is called a penumbra eclipse – the Earth blocked a small portion of the light – not enough to be perceptanpble even if you knew it was going on.