Supermoon Threatened by Clouds

Posted at 8:38 PM, Sep 25, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-25 20:38:48-04
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 updates.