The Moon Is Going To Be Big And Red AF This Sunday

This Sunday you might be able to witness the first one since 1982. Don’t miss it, the next one won’t be until 2033.

On Sunday, September 27, much of the world will have a chance to witness a "supermoon lunar eclipse."

On Sunday, September 27, much of the world will have a chance to witness a "supermoon lunar eclipse."

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A supermoon is a full moon that occurs when the Moon is closest to Earth.

A supermoon is a full moon that occurs when the Moon is closest to Earth.

The orbit of the Moon is not a perfect circle, so sometimes it is closer to Earth than at other times. At its closest, it is 31,000 miles closer than its furthest distance. This Sunday will be the closest full moon of the year. According to NASA, the Moon can appear up 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter when it is at its closest point.

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A luner eclipse happens when Earth gets inbetween the Sun and the Moon, blocking direct light. This gives the moon a reddish hue.

A luner eclipse happens when Earth gets inbetween the Sun and the Moon, blocking direct light. This gives the moon a reddish hue.

According to NASA, lunar eclipses typically occur at least twice a year. 228 will occur in the 21st century alone.

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