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Supermoon Threatened by Clouds

Posted: 8:38 PM, Sep 25, 2015
Updated: 2015-09-26 00:38:48Z
For the first time in 30 years we'll be able to witness an awesome space event. This Sunday (September 27th, 2015), there will be a Supermoon &  Lunar Eclipse occurring at the same time. This hasn't occurred since 1982 and won't happen again until 2033.
 
A Supermoon
 

Since the Moon doesn't orbit around the earth in a perfect circle, there are times when it's slightly closer - making it appear larger. Therefore, a Supermoon, is a full moon or new moon that occurs when it's closest to the Earth on its elliptical orbit. According to NASA, the moon may appear 30% brighter and 14% larger resulting in a larger lunar disk when viewed from the Earth. This is also known as Perigee within the Earth-Moon-Sun system.

 

Lunar Eclipse
 

A Lunar Eclipse, occurs when the moon passes into the Earth's shadow. This means the Earth comes in between the moon and the sun. Lunar Eclipses give the moon a reddish/orange color for the duration of the eclipse.

 

Clouds could ruin the show. Stay tuned for forecast u pdates .