Here’s How to Watch This Weekend’s “Supermoon” Total Lunar Eclipse

Go outside. Look up.

Recommended Videos

“Supermoons” aren’t all that special in themselves—the Moon simply appears slightly larger than normal—but when one coincides with a lunar eclipse this weekend, skywatchers in North America and many other parts of the world are still in for a treat. Best of all, it won’t come at some ridiculous early-morning hour that you’ll “forget” to set your alarm for like some other astronomical events.

The eclipse will begin on Sunday, September 27 at 10:11 EDT, which will allow viewers in the Eastern half of North America to see all the phases of the Moon passing through the Earth’s shadow—including the full eclipse when the Moon takes on a reddish, “blood Moon” hue. It’ll also be mostly or entirely visible to much of Western Europe, Northwest Africa, and all of South America, though not always at such a comfortably early local hour.

In the Western half of the United States, the eclipse will already be in progress when the Moon rises, though there should still be a pretty good show. Unlike solar eclipses, lunar eclipses aren’t dangerous to look at, so you’ll just need your eyeballs and a clear view of the sky to enjoy it.

(via USA Today)

—Please make note of The Mary Sue’s general comment policy.—

Do you follow The Mary Sue on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Pinterest, & Google +?


The Mary Sue is supported by our audience. When you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a small affiliate commission. Learn more
related content
Read Article Yesterday’s Eclipse Jokes Were Pure Fire
The sun with a face of a baby inside it from Teletubbies
Read Article So You Think the World Is Going to End Because of the Eclipse …
Steve Rogers meme
Read Article So About You Going Blind If You Stare at a Solar Eclipse …
the singers with seymour in little shop of horrors looking at plants
Read Article Here’s What We Know About Why a Lunar Halo Appears
The moon, behind a telescope.
Read Article What Is Red Lightning? The Impressive, Elusive Phenomenon, Explained
A crack of red lightning against a black background.
Related Content
Read Article Yesterday’s Eclipse Jokes Were Pure Fire
The sun with a face of a baby inside it from Teletubbies
Read Article So You Think the World Is Going to End Because of the Eclipse …
Steve Rogers meme
Read Article So About You Going Blind If You Stare at a Solar Eclipse …
the singers with seymour in little shop of horrors looking at plants
Read Article Here’s What We Know About Why a Lunar Halo Appears
The moon, behind a telescope.
Read Article What Is Red Lightning? The Impressive, Elusive Phenomenon, Explained
A crack of red lightning against a black background.
Author
Dan Van Winkle
Dan Van Winkle (he) is an editor and manager who has been working in digital media since 2013, first at now-defunct Geekosystem (RIP), and then at The Mary Sue starting in 2014, specializing in gaming, science, and technology. Outside of his professional experience, he has been active in video game modding and development as a hobby for many years. He lives in North Carolina with Lisa Brown (his wife) and Liz Lemon (their dog), both of whom are the best, and you will regret challenging him at Smash Bros.