It’s a once in a lifetime phenomenon that you must see to believe! For the first time in three decades, a supermoon will coincide with a lunar eclipse, causing a total lunar eclipse at the moon. You can watch the whole, breathtaking event here!
The United States, and much of the world, will pay witness on the night of September 27 to an amazing lunar event that hasn’t happened in over 30 years — and won’t happen again for another 18. The supermoon eclipse means we’ll see the moon shrouded in complete darkness, and it’s said to be mesmerizing. Click through to watch a live stream of the entire event on September 27 at 8:00pm!
Watch the video above to the see the entirety of the supermoon eclipse on Sunday, September 27. NASA will be broadcasting a live feed of the event from 8:00pm to 11:00pm ET. If the video doesn’t work, CLICK HERE.
The supermoon event will be broadcast from the legendary Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles, CA, where NASA physicist Mitzi Adams will explain what’s happening each step of the way, and even answer questions on Twitter tagged #AskNASA. How cool! In addition to the LA observatory, the live stream is also going to show perspectives from Adler Planetarium in Chicago, Fernbank Observatory in Atlanta and many other spots throughout the U.S.
Lunar eclipses have always been something revered with awe and incredulity, but it’s a little less shrouded in mystery than many might think. A lunar eclipse actually occurs when a full moon passes through the darkest shadows casted by Earth, the umbra, according to NASA. The moon only reflects light from the sun (it doesn’t make its own), so as it passes through the blackness, it will only refract sunlight, and appear a spooky red color.
The supermoon eclipse on September 27 will last 1 hour and 11 minutes, and can be seen inNorth and South America, Europe, Africa, and parts of West Asia and the eastern Pacific. With good weather, we might see the eclipse begin at 8:11pm, with the total eclipse hitting at 10:11pm.
This is truly a can’t-miss event! The next supermoon eclipse will not happen until 2033!
HollywoodLifers, are you excited to witness the amazing Supermoon Eclipse? Tell us in the comments!
— Samantha Wilson