How to See a Once-in-a-Generation Supermoon Eclipse This Weekend
February 13, 2016 - Supermoon
Three decades have upheld given a final time Earth was declare to a triple climax of lunar events — a full moon, a lunar eclipse, and a lunar perigee all during a same time — and now people in north America will be means to see a “supermoon eclipse” this weekend.
A lunar obscure is when a Earth comes between a full moon and a sun. Although totally in a Earth’s shadow, a moon still receives a bit of reddish sunlight. Unlike a solar eclipse, there’s no special apparatus indispensable to perspective it. A supermoon is when a moon is in perigee, or a closest indicate to a Earth it will reach. Sunday’s moon will be about 14% incomparable than normal, according to NASA.
There have usually been 5 times given 1900 where a supermoon has coincided with a sum lunar eclipse— and a subsequent won’t occur for another 18 years.
Begin looking to a moon around 8 p.m. EDT on Sunday Sept 27, with a sum obscure environment in around 10 p.m. But if there’s cloud cover or you’re incompetent to get to a transparent patch of sky afterwards a livestream will be on TIME.com, hosted by Slooh. The tide will be hosted by Paul Cox and Bob Berman.