Supermoon Solar Eclipse

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the__priest
the__priest
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09:24 Sun 27 Sep 15 (BST)  [Link]  
Supermoon lunar eclipse:
Where and what time can I see it on Monday morning and how long will it last?
Seen from the UK, a rare blood-red eclipse is due to begin at 1:10am (BST)

very rare and worth stopping up for

An awe-inspiring blood-red "supermoon" will cast its eerie light on the Earth early on Monday, creating an atmosphere of wonder and fear across the world.

When the moon is at "perigee", its shortest distance from the Earth, it is 226,000 miles away and appears 14 per cent larger and 30 per cent brighter than when it is at its furthermost point.

The last time this coincided with a lunar eclipse, when the moon is covered by the Earth's shadow, was in 1982 and the event will not be repeated until 2033.

During a lunar eclipse, the moon turns a deep rusty red, due to sunlight being scattered by the Earth's atmosphere.
the__priest
the__priest
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20:27 Sun 27 Sep 15 (BST)  [Link]  
anyone going to have a peek
zantetsukenz
zantetsukenz
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20:58 Sun 27 Sep 15 (BST)  [Link]  
I should be up then so I'll have a look. It's a little cloudy at the moment so hopefully there's a clearer sky. Might have to brave the cold off a better view!
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