The much-awaited Total Lunar Eclipse of a Supermoon will begin on the evening of September 27, 2015. A supermoon occurs when the Moon is in the closest part of its orbit to Earth, meaning it appears larger in the sky. Tonight’s supermoon is rare because of its timing with the total lunar eclipse. In Europe, South/East Asia, Africa, the Arctic, and in the Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian Oceans it starts after midnight on September 28, 2015. NASA will offer the blood moon (supermoon) lunar eclipse live from the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville.
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