Rare Supermoon-Lunar Eclipse Combo Coming This Month
September 11, 2015 - Supermoon
Keep your eyes on a skies during a full moon after this month — since we could see something that hasn’t happened for some-more than 30 years, and won’t start again for scarcely 20 more.
It’s a supermoon and a lunar obscure during a same time, and it’ll be manifest in many of a universe on a night of Sept. 27 in North and South America and a morning of Sept. 28 in Europe, Africa and tools of Central Asia (sorry, Asia-Pacific — many of we will skip out on this one).
A supermoon is a full moon that takes place when a astronomical messenger is during a closest indicate in a elliptical orbit. As a NASA video above explains, a supermoon can seem adult to 14 percent incomparable in hole than a normal full moon.
The space group also combined a draft display where a obscure will be visible:
The final time a supermoon and lunar obscure happened during a same time was in 1982. The subsequent won’t start until 2033.
This one will start in a United States during 6:07 p.m. PT/9:07 p.m. ET on Sept. 27, with a sum obscure holding place a small some-more than an hour after and durability for some-more than an hour, according to EarthSky, that has a list of obscure times opposite all U.S. zones here.
EarthSky also points out that this won’t only be a supermoon and lunar obscure on a same night. It will also be a collect moon, or a full moon closest to the autumnal equinox.
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