September 18, 2015

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Supermoon Eclipse

 

There is an exciting astronomical event this week - a supermoon eclipse. Let’s look at what we can expect on September 27th.

 

“Supermoon” is the title recently coined that refers to the moon when it is at its closest point to Earth in its orbit, also know as perigee. It is fractionally larger (14%) and noticeably brighter (30%) at its perigee. Supermoon occurs only once a year and will also be a full moon.

 

Lunar eclipses are a more frequent treat for us, happening twice a year, but can be often missed because of your location on Earth. This occurs when the Earth comes between the sun and moon, leaving the moon in Earth’s shadow.

 

It is a rarity for these two events to coincide, i...

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