Here at Capital Park Realty we are marking our calendars and we think you should too-- the Super Eclipse of the Blood Moon is coming! It will occur this Sunday night, September 27th-28th, from 9:00pm to 12:30am.
What is a supermoon? A supermoon happens when a full moon's orbit is closest to the Earth, making it appear larger. This supermoon is projected to be the closest to the Earth of 2015. This full moon is also known as a Harvest Moon in the Northern Hemisphere because it is the full moon closest to the September Equinox.
What is an eclipse? An eclipse occurs when the Sun, the Earth and the Moon align in that order and the Earth’s shadow is cast upon the moon, blocking it from view.
A supermoon eclipse is rare because the supermoon and the eclipse almost never occur at the same time. According to NASA, the last time there was a supermoon total eclipse was back in 1982, and the next one won't be until 2033.
Get out your telescope or binoculars and cross your fingers for the current forecast of intermittent rain to clear. If the skies are overcast, use these links to watch the eclipse online: University of Arizona’s SkyCenter or Griffith Observatory.
When to watch:
Eastern Daylight Time (September 27th, 2015)
Partial umbral eclipse begins: 9:07 p.m. EDT
Total eclipse begins: 10:11 p.m. EDT
Greatest eclipse: 10:47 p.m. EDT
Total eclipse ends: 11:23 p.m. EDT
Partial eclipse ends: 12:27 a.m. EDT on September 28th
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