All images credit NASA
Images credit NASA
Supermoon Lunar Eclipse:
The Supermoon Total Lunar Eclipse of September 27-28 2015:
This animation shows the progress of the lunar eclipse through the Earth’s shadow and the half of Earth which can view the eclipse at that moment. Total lunar eclipses are beautiful phenomena, but the real spectacle will come to the United States during the total solar eclipse of August 21, 2017. Learn more at greatamericaneclipse.com
You can also find all the details about the eclipse, at NASA’s site.
Understanding Lunar Eclipses:
It’s not often that we get a chance to see our planet’s shadow, but a lunar eclipse gives us a fleeting glimpse. During these rare events, the full Moon rapidly darkens and then glows red as it enters the Earth’s shadow. Though a lunar eclipse can be seen only at night, it’s worth staying up to catch the show. The next lunar eclipse visible from the western hemisphere will take place in the early morning hours of April 15, 2014, from about 2:00 am – 5:30 am Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).