This is when the moon passes directly behind the Earth into its shadow – giving it a red tint.
This month’s stargazing features pretty planetary treats in the eastern sky before dawn – and the last total lunar eclipse visible until 2018. The magnification effect is due to the moon reaching perigee – the point of its orbit where it’s closest to Earth – when it turns full.
Now combine this supermoon with a lunar eclipse. After an hour, the moon is set to advance into the planet’s umbral shadow. Totality of the eclipse is over when the Moon begins to leave the umbra at 10:23 P.M. CDT. In the later part of September, the moon will be moving across that shadow. Then at 12:22 A.M. CDT on Monday morning, September 28, the Moon will be completely out of the penumbra, and the eclipse will be over. The Moon will be only 221,755 miles from Earth at precisely 8:46 P.M CDT on September 27. It is predicted that at 10:11 pm, we will be able to witness the total lunar eclipse and will see an orange-red moon.
This gives us a supermoon lunar eclipse – an event that is quite rate – because it doesn’t happen very often.
In a breathtaking coincidence, the third annual TomorrowWorld in Chattahoochee Hills, GA will be headlined by a total lunar eclipse. Supermoons have become events of great interest, even with detractors like astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson who say a supermoon is nothing more than a slightly larger full moon. We couldn’t imagine better artists to provide the soundtrack to such an incredible display, and like a scene taken straight from Zelda: Majora’s Mask, fans will have the opportunity to dance the night away as the moon auspiciously hovers just overhead.