Offering a very rare and spectacular astronomical sight, on September 27th the largest supermoon of 2015 will be immersed in the shadow of the Earth. A once in a generation experience, this bloodmoon is a true supermoon in total lunar eclipse — last seen in 1982, and the next won’t appear until 2033.
The super moon, or a perigee full moon will seem 14 percent bigger, 30 percent brighter and fuller than usual. This happens because the moon will be at its closest point in its orbit around the Earth.
Some more unique aspects of this eclipse? This Supermoon is the Northern Hemisphere’s Harvest Moon, or full moon nearest the September equinox and it’s also the Southern Hemisphere’s first full moon of spring.
Quick tips on where and how you’ll be watching this amazing spectacle-
The Total Lunar eclipse, lasting 72 minutes will be seen by North America, South America, the Atlantic Ocean, Greenland, Europe, Africa and the Middle East.
Time to watch the eclipse: Sunday between 10pm and 11 pm EDT, and between midnight and 1 am GMT on Monday.
A partial eclipse precedes totality by some 64 minutes, and follows totality by about the same period of time. It can be observed in the haze of morning dawn (September 28) from far-western Asia (Pakistan, Afghanistan, eastern Iran).
So grab your binoculars and don’t miss this magical celestial spectacle.