For the first time in more than 30 years we will be able to see a supermoon in combination with a total eclipse of the Moon. The moon on the night of September 27-28 will be visible at it’s brightest and biggest, as it makes its closest approach to the Earth. In the Northern Hemisphere this is often referred to as the Harvest Moon, being the nearest to the September equinox.
What makes this evening super special is that we will witness the rare phenomenon of the total eclipse covering the Moon’s unusually large form.
This eclipse of the supermoon will last around an hour and ten minutes, and will be visible to most parts of the World. In the UK this should occur from 2.07am on Sunday night until 3.11am.
The last time that this combination was seen was in 1982 and it won’t happen again until 2033. Certainly an event not to be missed.
Take a look at NASA’s video, which explains more: