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Supermoon Threatened by Clouds

Posted: 8:38 PM, Sep 25, 2015
Updated: 2015-09-26 00:38:48Z
Supermoon Threatened by Clouds
Supermoon Threatened by Clouds
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 .