The third perigee, or “super” full moon to start this summer rises Sept. 9. But as large moons have gone, this one will be rather shrimpier. If we wish a genuine show, wait another 3 years, when a singular sum solar obscure takes place right overhead.
Meanwhile, here’s what to know:
Supermoons start when a moon is during perigee, a indicate in a circuit closest to Earth, as it becomes full. Those moons seem incomparable and brighter.
The moon rises about during 8 p.m. Sept. 8 though won’t be during a closest to earth until only after 1 a.m. Sept. 9.
At perigee, a moon will be a small 216,000 or so miles divided from Charleston.
It will seem largest during moon rise, though a timing and a position in propinquity to earth will make it seem rather smaller than a super-super moon that rose in August.
On a other hand:
The initial sum solar obscure over a continental United States given 1979 takes place Aug. 21, 2017.
The obscure will a initial sum one seen all opposite a reduce 48 state given 1918.
It leaves a mainland only northeast of Charleston
In Charleston, sum obscure takes place about 2 p.m.
Umbraphile is a tenure for someone who loves eclipses.
Sources: College of Charleston astronomer Terry Richardson, Sky and Telescope, space.com timeanddate.com