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Full lunar eclipse and Supermoon seen in Yelm tonight

“There will be a supermoon eclipse on the night of September 27, 2015.”
Yoshikazu Tsuno/AFP/Getty Images

– “Clear evening promises good look at supermoon eclipse”
“Nighttime sky watchers are expected to be double-wowed Sunday evening with a supermoon and a total lunar eclipse.

NASA says this is the first time in more than 30 years the combination has happened, and with Seattle’s cloud cover expected to clear out, those in the Seattle area should be able to see it.

The eclipse begins at 5:11 p.m. Sunday [in Yelm], so it will already be in progress when the moon rises at 6:55 p.m., according to the Pacific Science Center. The total eclipse — when the entire moon is shaded by the Earth — is expected at 7:47 p.m., and the whole show is expected to be over by 9:27 p.m,” by Coral Garnick, Seattle Times.
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– “Watch Sunday’s Supermoon Total Lunar Eclipse – or Wait Until 2033”
“Skywatchers will have something to howl about on Sunday: a total Supermoon eclipse. Not only is this the best and last opportunity of the year for Americans to witness any kind of eclipse, but this particular phenomenon is extremely rare, happening perhaps five times a century. The last Supermoon eclipse was in 1982, and there won’t be another until 2033,” quoting Devin Coldewey, Sceince.
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– From NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration on tonight’s supermoon lunar eclipse
“A supermoon lunar eclipse is a rare event that has only occurred five times since 1900. Later this month, on September 27, this phenomenon will be visible in the night sky. Mark your calendars and be sure to check it out.
Click here for the NASA video.

– “Don’t Miss Supermoon and Lunar Eclipse”
“Be sure and don’t miss Sunday night’s Supermoon eclipse, it hasn’t happened since 1982 and won’t happen again until 2033,” quoting Matt Sampson, The Weather Channel on MSN.
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– “Here’s when and where to watch Sunday’s supermoon eclipse”
“This weekend, when you look into the night sky you will be able to see a blood red, larger-than-life moon projecting against the stars; the first in more than 30 years.

The rare event is due to the supermoon total lunar eclipse that is expected to happen on Sunday night. Anyone in the U.S. will be able to witness the event from their own backyards or watch the livestream on NASA’s website.

NASA expects the eclipse to last approximately 1 hour and 11 minutes beginning at 10: 11 p.m. and peaking at approximately 10:47 p.m. The live stream will begin at 8 p.m. when the supermoon is shining bright and it’ll end at 11:30 p.m.,” by Alejandro Alba, New York Daily News.
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– Will this portend something for our Cascadia Subduction Zone?
From Earth Changes Media.
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– UPDATE: September 28, 2015
“Blood Moon in pictures: Total ‘supermoon’ lunar eclipse seen around the world
From UK’s The Telegraph.
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Posted by Steve on September 27, 2015 at 6:28 am | Permalink

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