If you missed catching the August supermoon, rejoice for September 27 will be your last chance to witness another rare celestial event: this time, a supermoon lunar eclipse.
Clapway reported that the extraordinary phenomenon called supermoon lunar eclipse occurs when a supermoon and a lunar eclipse take place at the same time.
Earth's only satellite, the moon, orbits within a period of 27 days. A moon's perigee is when the it is nearest to Earth. When it is at its apogee it means it is farthest from Earth.
When the moon passes directly on Earth's rear, into its shadow or umbra. If the moon, Earth, and sun are in close alignment with Earth nestled in between the other two heavenly bodies, a lunar eclipse takes place. The night event is also termed "blood moon" mainly because of the hue that it presents, a reddish color.
The National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA) detailed a that a supermoon materializes when the moon is at its fullest perigee. By this measurement, the moon is 30,000 miles closer to Earth than when it is most obscure. The appearance of the moon is magnified by a diameter of 14 percent and presents itself by 30 percent brighter here on Earth.
The supermoon lunar eclipse, a rare celestial event expected to be visualized in September 27, has piqued the interest and attention of stargazers and astronomers alike for a number of reasons. The event has occurred only five times since the 1900, followed in 1919, 1928, 1946, 1964, and 1982. If you will by any chance miss out on this special event, scientists projected that that the next occurrence would be in 2033.
Nature World Report detailed that the supermoon lunar eclipse would be the biggest and nearest supermoon in 2015. In the Northern Hemisphere, this moon representation enjoys the title of Harvest Moon. This will be visualized crystal clear on the night of September 27 from the Atlantic, the Americas, Europe, Greenland, Europe, Middle East and Africa.
Meanwhile, News Ledge specified that the eastern half of the U.S. will have a clear view of the supermoon lunar eclipse.
So, get a pen and mark your calendars. September 27 is the date. Catch the supermoon lunar eclipse with your loved ones and experience this rare heavenly treat.