In St. Lucia, this rare Total Lunar Eclipse of a Supermoon has begun this evening of Sunday, September 27, 2015. The coincidence of events is so rare it won’t be seen again until 2033.
Also called a Blood Moon this eclipse will last for about 1 hour and 12 minutes.
Take a look. Go outside.
A supermoon occurs when a full moon happens when it is at the closest point in its elliptical orbit around Earth, making the full moon appear up to 14 percent larger and brighter than usual. A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes into Earth’s shadow, often turning a blood red color.
Earth’s shadow will slightly dim the supermoon around 8:11 p.m. ET. The moon will pass through the dark part of Earth’s shadow beginning at 9:07 p.m. ET. The total eclipse will begin a little more than an hour later at 10:11 p.m. ET, according to NASA.
For those who prefer to watch on their computer screens, NASA’s live stream will begin at 8 p.m. ET from the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, and will also feature a live look from the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles.
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