Last night (Sept. 27), we were treated to a rare astronomical treat: a Supermoon Eclipse. In fact, the phenomenon last occurred together in 1982, and we won’t see it again until 2033.
What Is a Supermoon Eclipse?
A “Supermoon” is the result of full moon coinciding with the Moon being at its closest point to Earth. It’s a noticeable difference, making the moon appear up to 14% larger than normal. A lunar eclipse simply means that the Moon has moved into the Earth’s shadow, shading the Moon a distinct red color.