After days of unfavorable forecasts for tonight’s lunar eclipse, it appears that there is some hope after all.
The celestial show — featuring a “rare and dramatic ‘supermoon’ blood moon, according to space.com — will begin at 9:07 p.m., reach its midpoint at 10:47 p.m., and end at 12:27 a.m.
The event will be special, with the last supermoon eclipse in 1982 and the next not until 2033.
A supermoon is a full moon that occurs when the planetary satellite is at its closest point to Earth in its orbit, according to a space.com report.
From the report:
Lunar eclipses occur when the moon passes into Earth’s shadow. A moon in this position is often called a “blood moon” because the lunar surface is colored red during the event. This is caused by sunlight passing through Earth’s atmosphere before it hits the moon’s surface.
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