Watching for the “Supermoon”

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You will get the opportunity to see the total eclipse of a “supermoon”.
 
A supermoon is when the moon appears larger because it is closer to the earth.
 
Starting shortly after 8:00 p.m. we will see the earth’s shadow creep onto the moon until it is completely covered.
 
We will also see the moons color change during the eclipse.
 
Chris Kersey, Manager of the Highland Road Park Observatory, said, “The moon receives the lights of all of the sunsets and sunrises occurring on the earth at the time of the eclipse.  You don’t know what color it’s going to be until it happens because it depends on the state of the earths atmosphere.  It could be anywhere from brick red to cherry red little bit brownish or orange or even gray-looking”.
 
This has only happened five times over the last 100 years, so make sure you go out to take a look.  
 
The next time we will see one is in the year 2033.
 
For a live view of the eclipse, click here.
 
 

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