Supermoon to be eclipsed over B.C.

A lunar eclipse will coincide with a big full moon for the first time in years.

A rare supermoon will vanish behind the Earth’s shadow in a total lunar eclipse late on Sept. 27.

The total lunar eclipse and supermoon combo won’t be seen again until 2033, according to NASA.

A supermoon is simply a full moon when the moon is also on its closest approach to Earth. It appears slightly larger than a normal full moon.

The lunar eclipse may result in what has been called a “blood moon.” As the Earth blocks out the light from the sun falling onto the full moon, it will grow darker. Light filtering through Earth’s atmosphere will still reach the moon, but because of atmospheric filtering, mostly red light will hit the moon, giving it a red-brown tint.

Locally, the moon will rise at about 6:55 p.m. and it will be in full eclipse at 7:47 p.m. The eclipse will end at 9:27 p.m.

 

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