According to information released by NASA, a Supermoon Lunar Eclipse will take place towards the end of the month.
The phenomenon of supermoon occurs when a full moon is displayed at the perigee of the moon. This makes it look bigger than normal. When the moon enters the earth’s shadow. It is a rarity when the super moon coincides with a lunar eclipse. It is going to happen on September 27th, 2015.
The last Supermoon Lunar Eclipse was witnessed in 1982. The next supermoon lunar eclipse will happen in 2033.
This partial lunar eclipse can be seen by the population in America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. The phenomenon of supermoon makes the Moon seem 14 percent times bigger and 30 times brighter than usual. Combine this with a lunar eclipse and it will indeed be a rare occasion.
The total lunar eclipses following the Supermoon will occur on September 28th and will bring the rare phenomenon of four total eclipses also known as the “tetrad” to an end.
As a rule, total lunar eclipse does not occur in any specific order. However, when four total eclipses occur in a row in approximately six months interval, it is known as a lunar tetrad. The number of tetrads varies from century to century.
The current century will have eight which along with 16th 9th and 26th centuries will be an absolute maximum. The next tetrad will happen on April 25, 2032.
NASA Supermoon Lunar Eclipse 2015
The moon will not be exactly invisible in a lunar eclipse. It will appear reddish due to the sun rays passing through the Earth’s atmosphere and loses most of its blue portion of its spectrum. The phenomenon is also nicknamed Blood Moon.