Rare Supermoon Eclipse Coming
Last updated 9/28/2015 at 9:21am
When the moon is closest to earth in its month-long orbit and it's a full moon on the same date, some refer to it as a supermoon. This Sunday's supermoon will appear 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than usual. It's an uncommon event when the supermoon is eclipsed. This rare astronomical event of a supermoon eclipse will be visible after sunset on Sept. 27. The moon will rise in the east at 6:35 p.m. locally. The full eclipse will begin at 7:11 p.m. and will be at its maximum eclipse around 7:47 p.m. For about an hour and 12 minutes the Blood Moon will be in total eclipse. According to NASA, supermoon lunar eclipses have only happened five times since 1900. Such infrequent events can trigger end of the world fears. A NASA spokesman dismissed this scenario saying "The only thing that will happen on Earth during an eclipse is that people will wake up the next morning with neck pain because they spent the night looking up."