It should be quite a show in the night sky on Sunday as the Supermoon undergoes an eclipse.
Don’t miss your chance to see the phenomenon – the last supermoon eclipse happened in 1982, and the next one won’t come around until 2033. It is the same effect that causes sunsets to appear reddish and the refraction of that light by the Earth’s atmosphere into its umbra. A supermoon occurs when the moon reaches perigee-because the moon’s orbit isn’t a flawless circle it comes closest to Earth during these times.
A supermoon occurs when a full or new moon makes its closest approach to Earth, appearing bigger and brighter than usual.
This will mark the first time that the eclipse will occur since it last happened in 1982. A noticeable shadow will begin to fall on the moon at 9:07 p.m., and the total eclipse will start at 10:11 p.m.
Although conspiracy theorists are predicting a cataclysmic event which will destroy civilisation, what we know for sure is that the lunar event will be a spectacular sight. You can email them to sendit.kltv.com, upload them to sendit.kltv.com, or use #Sendit7 on Instagram or Twitter. You’ll have to wait more than two years to see the next total eclipse, which will be on January 31, 2018.
The full moon this Sunday will coincide with the closest point of the moon’s orbit.
The moon will enter Earth’s shadow, Sunday evening, just after 6 p.m. – but it won’t rise above the horizon for another half-hour.
Autumn full moons, like the hunter’s moon or harvest moon, are different from other full moons.
A lunar eclipse takes place when the sun, earth, and moon form an nearly straight line. That means the fully eclipsed moon will just be rising as viewers on the west coast tune in.