Supermoon eclipse tonight

There will be a lunar eclipse tonight that will particularly unusual. The Moon will be at the closest approach (perigee) of its orbit to earth when it can be as much as 14% bigger and 30% brighter than when the Moon is at its farthest distance (apogee) from earth. NASA TV to Provide Live Feed of Sunday’s Supermoon Eclipse – NASA

This video gives a brief description of this eclipse of a Supermoon:

Viewing info:

Sunday’s supermoon eclipse will last 1 hour and 11 minutes, and will be visible to North and South America, Europe, Africa, and parts of West Asia and the eastern Pacific. Weather permitting, you can see the supermoon after nightfall, and the eclipse will cast it into shadow beginning at 8:11 p.m. EDT. The total eclipse starts at 10:11 p.m. EDT, peaking at 10:47 p.m. EDT.

More on times and visibility at September 27 / September 28, 2015 — Total Lunar Eclipse – Where and when to see.

If you cannot go outside and see the eclipse directly, views of it will be available online:

Here’s a tutorial on lunar eclipses:

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