The night of September 27 and early morning of September 28 will be marked by a rare phenomenon – a supermoon lunar eclipse. Last time such appearance was observed in 1982, comparing to typical lunar eclipses occurring twice a year at least.
People in Europe, Africa, North and South America, parts of West Asia and Eastern Pacific will see total lunar eclipse late in September 27, and people Pakistan, Afghanistan and eastern Iran will see partial lunar eclipse at dawn of September 28. Thanks to supermoon during eclipse the Moon will appear 30% brighter and 14% bigger. This celestial event occurs quite seldom: only five times since 1900, and next supermoon eclipse will be only in 2033.
Total lunar eclipse will last for 1 hour 12 minutes and will start 10:11pm EDT on September 27.
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