A Solar Eclipse AND A Supermoon Happening On The Same Day: Mar 20, 2015
April 8, 2015 - Supermoon
It’s one thing to knowledge a supermoon on a own, though to have it start on a same day as a sum solar obscure is a singular connection of events. And this, right after a pretentious arrangement of the northern lights!
What creates this an even rarer occurrence is it’s holding place on a initial day of spring (a.k.a. a vernal equinox), on Friday, Mar 20. Unfortunately, this time around, a supermoon will be invisible to Earth since it’s a new moon.
So will we be means to see a obscure in Canada? The bad news is most Canadians won’t get to see a sum solar eclipse. The best views will go to people in Europe, and tools of Africa and Asia. High-latitude countries like Greenland and Iceland will be able to see a sum eclipse.
There’s a tiny possibility some St. John’s, NL residents could hide a glimpse, though most Canadians will have to wait for dual arriving sum lunar eclipses — one on Apr 4, 2015 (for Ontarians and western Canada) and a other on Sept. 28, 2015 (for Ontarians, Quebecers, Maritimers and tools of Nunavut).
The certain thing is, notwithstanding Canadians blank out on this vast phenomena, we can take condolence (solstice?) in a fact that during 6:45 pm ET on Mar 20, open has strictly arrived.
If you’re not in a right mark to perspective a obscure and we unequivocally wish to see this once-in-many-decades event, we can watch it online. The Slooh Community Observatory will horde a live, two-and-a-half-hour promote of a eventuality starting during 4:30 a.m. ET Friday.