Observers anxious by supermoon sum lunar eclipse
September 30, 2015 - Supermoon
Astronomers encircling a North Atlantic and in South America were treated to a fantastic sum obscure of a Moon that occurred during primary time for US-based stargazers Sunday night, 27 September and in a early hours of Monday morning for observers in Western Europe.
While ribbons of cloud crossed a British Isles in a tiny hours of 28 September, vast swathes of southern and eastern England had transparent skies for many of a event, abundantly rewarding those who chose to set their alarms to dauntless a cold autumnal air.
The final time that a supermoon — a full Moon occurring when it is closest to a Earth in a circuit — coincided with a sum lunar obscure was 30 December 1982, hence a widespread seductiveness in this morning’s event.
For those observers that were unfortunately dark out, NASA’s online live streaming of a eventuality promote from Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, with a live feed from a Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles, California, valid enormously popular.
Observers in a British Isles have to wait until a morning of Monday, 21 January 2019 for a subsequent ‘normal’ sum lunar obscure manifest from these shores, while a subsequent totally eclipsed supermoon entails a somewhat longer wait: 8 October 2033.