This Weekend’s Supermoon Lunar Eclipse Is the First in 30 Years
This hasn't happened in 32 years, and won't happen again for another 18 years. We're talking about Sunday's "Supermoon" when a total lunar eclipse will light up the sky.
Get out your telescopes as the total eclipse will start at 10:11 p.m. EDT (7:11 p.m. PDT) Sunday evening the 27th and it will last one hour and 12 minutes. It will be visible across North and South America!
USA Today says:
"The moon will appear a coppery red, so it’s been called a “blood” moon. It’ll look red because of all the sunsets and sunrises from the Earth that will reflect onto the lunar surface. (During the eclipse, although it’s completely in the shadow of Earth, a bit of reddish sunlight still reaches the moon."
"What is uncommon is for a total lunar eclipse to coincide with a Supermoon. There have been just five such events since 1900 (in 1910, 1928, 1946, 1964 and 1982"
Hey, take a pic and/or video and share on social media because, it's not going to happen again for another 18 years.