To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: It will be seen as a larger-than-usual full moon, with a normal white colour. More On Birmingham supermoon Space Events. During a total lunar eclipse, Earth blocks any direct sunlight from reaching the Moon. This happens when a full moon, Earth and the Sun line up.
In the Hebrew Bible's Book of Joel, it writes that "the sun will turn into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord comes. First total solar eclipse in US sparks spectator excitement.
The one happening on Sunday night into Monday morning September 27-28 is the closest the moon will get to us all year. Local Type: Most of the time it was all glare, but if there was just the right amount of cloud coverage you could photograph the crescent shape.
The animation shows what the eclipse approximately looks like in Auckland. A spokesman for the National Space Centre in Leicester explained: The shortest total lunar eclipse, or "blood moon", of the century takes place overnight but will last just a few minutes.
A projection of the transit of Venus. Cloud Coverage 17 Jul.
For the first time since 31 March 1866, three separate celestial events will occur simultaneously over one evening. In order to watch the Moon move directly, it would be possible to watch it move relative to a stationary background object. Chile was graced with a solar eclipse in February, but only around 90 per cent of the sun was said to be covered. Partial Lunar Eclipse. All of North America will experience a partial eclipse, though the difference between a full and partial eclipse is "literally the difference between night and day," said astronomer Rick Fienberg of the American Astronomical Society.
The true maximum point of this eclipse cannot be seen in Auckland because the Moon is below the horizon at that time. Currently shown eclipse is highlighted.
And the fact that this supermoon is the closest one this year means tides will be affected even more. There are many spectacular photos of this effect online if you care to search for them too. Travel groups and many scientists will be heading to Oregon's northwest desert seeking favourable weather for viewing.
This occurs as the moon passes through the earth's shadow and light from the sun gets bent by the atmosphere. Facebook Twitter.