Supermoon Lunar Eclipse – What CNY Needs To Know
It hasn't happened in 32 years and won't again until 2033. Sunday night into Monday morning, the supermoon combines with a lunar eclipse. Rachel Witter from Eyewitness News tells us what to expect.
- It's a supermoon. It's called that because the moon is full and in it's closest point in its orbit around earth. It will appear 14% larger and 33% brighter than a normal full moon.
- A lunar eclipse will occur. The earth will line up directly with the sun and moon. The moon will completely fall in the shadow of the earth.
- The moon will not be completely dark but have a coppery red color. This happens because a lot of light scatters off the Earth's atmosphere.
The supermoon lunar eclipse will start 10:11 pm Sunday night and end at 11:23.