Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Supermoon Total Lunar Eclipse

A total lunar eclipse of a 'supermoon' blood moon will create an unworldly and eerie sight this Sunday night September 27th.  

A Supermoon occurs when the moon reaches its closest approach to Earth, and appears abnormally large and bright as a result. The moon will appear 14% larger and 30% brighter as it reaches its closest point to earth at 225,622 miles. This Sunday's lunar eclipse of the full moon at its closest point to earth is exceptionally rare with the the last supermoon eclipse occurring in 1982. The next supermoon lunar eclipse won't take place until 2033.

Here is the information you need to know on how you can view the supermoon lunar eclipse in our area:

Partial Eclipse Begins: 9:07 PM
Full Eclipse Begins: 10:11 PM
Max Full Eclipse: 10:47 PM
Full Eclipse Ends: 11:23 PM
Partial Eclipse Ends: 12:27 PM

The east coast and central part of the United States will be in the absolute prime location for viewing the lunar eclipse. Toledo an the entire viewing area will be in perfect view of the entire event.
From Timeanddate.com

Utlimately, The supermoon lunar eclipse is a confluence of three events: a full moon; a lunar eclipse and lunar perigee (moon is in the closest part of its orbit to Earth).  The exceptionally rare event will not happen again until 2033.  The weather into Sunday evening will be clear and dry possibly offering a once in a lifetime view of this celestial event!

~Meteorologist Chris Vickers