WEATHER WATCH: September 25, 2015

 

SKY WATCH: On Sunday, Sept. 27, there will be a supermoon lunar eclipse, which is a confluence of three events: a full moon, a lunar eclipse (in which the Earth blocks the sun’s light from hitting the moon), and lunar perigee (when the moon is in the closest part of its orbit to Earth). The last time these three events lined up was in 1982, and this only happened five times during the 20th century. The moon will just be rising for us, the West Coast viewers, but we may be able to see part of the moon obscured by Earth's shadow beginning just after 7 pm. The eclipse will end at 8:23 pm.

In Three Rivers, there's not exactly an open view to the eastern horizon so it's quite possible the eclipse will be blocked by a hill. But do what you can to see it as this night sky phenomenon won't occur again for another 18 years.

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