If you look outside on September 27th 2015 you will catch a glimpse of a very rare event, a “Supermoon Lunar Eclipse”
The “Supermoon” also known as the Harvest Moon, The Monster Moon and I am sure all around the world it is known by many other names.
But this September’s supermoon will be a special one. It will also coincide with a lunar eclipse, making it a supermoon lunar eclipse – an event that has happened just five times since 1910.
The last time the two events converged was in 1982
The next time will be 2033, NASA officials said in a video.
A supermoon happens when the moon reaches its peak while it is at the closest possible distance to the earth, making the moon’s diameter appear around 14 per cent bigger and can look up to 30% brighter than usual.
The eclipse will last for over 3 hours.
During a total lunar eclipse, the sun, earth, and moon form a straight line. The earth blocks any direct sunlight from reaching the moon. “But the moon doesn’t go completely dark during total eclipses; rather, it often turns a reddish hue because it’s hit by sunlight bent by Earth’s atmosphere. For this reason, total lunar eclipses are often referred to as ‘blood moons,'” Explains Space.com.
The eclipse will begin after sunset and will be visible from most of North America, South America, Europe, West Asia, and parts of Africa.
Weather permitting moon gazers in the US will literally have front row seats – they will be treated to a striking sky show.
People on the East Coast and parts of Central United States will have some of the best views of the Eclipse, which will occur after moonrise and before local midnight (00:00 on September 28th). Some locations in the Eastern US, the last stages of the Eclipse will occur just after midnight on 28th September 2015.