If you like watching the sky a lot, you should mark the date of 27th of September on your calendar because this might be one of the few times in your life when you will witness the closes and brightest moon from Earth. On the 27th of this month you might feel that the world is at an end and that humanity might embrace its demise.
But it is not as bad as it sounds. The phenomenon is actually called a “supermoon eclipse” and people from all around the world will be able to experience it. Asia, North and South America Europe, Africa and the people from the Pacific Ocean will all be able to see the supermoon in its full glory. We assure you that you will not want to miss this.
We mentioned that this is one of the few times in your life when you might be able to see such an event and we said that for good reasons. The last supermoon eclipse occurred back in 1982 and the next one is estimated to come in 2033. So you never know when you will have time or if you are ever going to have time ever again. If you can catch it, catch it now.
The phenomenon basically occurs because the moon has an elliptical orbit around our planet. The moon does not grow or shrink, it is only a matter of perspective. Total lunar eclipses take place when the moon, Earth and sun are perfectly aligned. The moon must pass into Earth’s shadow. But these lunar eclipses are considered rather “normal”.
What is fascinating is that now a supermoon and a total lunar eclipse will occur at the same time. It is a very rare event and it only happened five times since 1900. NASA specialists have agreed that these special eclipses happened in 1910, 1928, 1946, 1964 and 1982. This is the first time the phenomenon will take place after 2000.
So make sure you have nothing planned on the night of the 27th, make sure it stays that way. Get ready to fascinate your eyes.
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