Sunday, September 27, 2015

Super moon and blood eclipse this evening, Sunday, September 27, 2015 News/Leigh Morgan/9/27/15, 5:44 PM.  "Supermoon eclipse California viewing time:  Los Angeles, San Francisco and more."

Image result for Supermoon over San Francisco
The Coastguard Rescue Helicopter crosses the historic moon shortly before the lunar eclipse on its way to the Jurassic Coast in Dorset where three people cut-off by the tide were rescued
Just before the lunar eclipse, UK
"The moon is going to put on a big show tonight -- the biggest in 33 years. ....  It's the first time that's happened since 1982 -- and it won't happen again until 2033. So it's worth a look. .... The supermoon is set to rise at 6:35 p.m. PDT in San Diego, 6:39 p.m. PDT in Los Angeles and 6:56 p.m. PDT in San Francisco.

.... "The moon will be the closest to Earth it has been all year tonight, and because of that will appear 14 percent bigger and 30 percent brighter than a full moon at its greatest distance from our planet.  It will also appear to turn blood red once the eclipse begins to reach its peak -- a blood moon. The eclipse will have already started by the time the moon rises over the West Coast, but skywatchers will still get to see most of the total eclipse.

Here are eclipse times (all in PDT):  6:07 pm, Eclipse begins; 7:11 pm, total eclipse begins; 7:47 pm, point of greatest eclipse; 8:23 pm, total eclipse ends; 9:27 pm, partial eclipse ends.  The weather should cooperate for many who want to see the supermoon eclipse tonight." 

Related, ABC News/Alyssa Newcomb, 9/27/15. "Supermoon Lunar Eclipse:  When to catch it tonight."  "A supermoon lunar eclipse will put on a show tonight -- marking the first time the spectacle has occurred in more than three decades.A supermoon occurs when a full moon happens when it is at the closest point in its elliptical orbit around Earth, making the full moon appear up to 14 percent larger and brighter than usual. ....  A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes into Earth's shadow, often turning a blood red color. For those who prefer to watch on their computer screens, NASA's live stream will begin at 8 p.m. ET from the Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, and will also feature a live look from the Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles.  What Makes a Full Moon So Special. The coincidence of events is so rare it won't be seen again until 2033, making it a can't-miss event tonight for sky gazers."  SF Fun Cheap, Spectacular Super Blood Moon Eclipse/September 27-28, 7:00 PM. Moonrise/Moonset times, when the “Supermoon” effect is most pronounced (big, bright): Sunday Morning (9/27), 6:26 am; Sunday Night (9/27), 6:56 pm; Monday Morning (9/28), 7:39 am.   

Note Photographs. San Francisco Bay Bridge image face page from ABC 7,, "Supermoon pictures from around the world.  Super Moon (9/27), Dorset England, UK by Richard Austin, 9/27/15. 

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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