Thursday, September 24, 2015

Supermoon Lunar Eclipse This Sunday!

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One of Linnaeus' favourite things is to go outside after dark & look at the stars. Poor kid can barely see anything most of the time with the light pollution & sheer number of cloudy nights we have here in Raincouver. So I'm pretty excited about the upcoming eclipse. Lunar eclipses aren't that unusual, but this one is happening on the full moon, during the perigee, or the date that the moon comes its closest to the earth. Hopefully the skies will be clear & we can see the resulting larger looking red moon up in the sky.

The great thing about this supermoon eclipse is that, barring poor weather, it should be visible across Canada. In BC the eclipse should take place between about 7pm & 9:30pm. You can get more details on the supermoon eclipse, including a video explaining the details on the Weather Network site here.

If you're interested in more celestial events happening this fall, check out this list of meteor showers & more that will be happening in the next couple of months.

Happy skywatching!

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