Super Harvest Moon Eclipse

Not since 1982, or until the year 2033 will you hear super harvest moon eclipse in the same breath. Depending on where you live September 27/28 delivers on all three.

Supermoon alone is nothing remarkable, averaging 4-6 a year the term refers to our moon at perigee (closest point to Earth in a given orbit). Astrologer Richard Nolle coined the phrase in 1979,defining it as..

“a new or full moon which occurs at or near (within 90% of) its closest approach to Earth in a given orbit (perigee). In short Earth, Moon and Sun are all in a line, with Moon in its nearest approach to Earth”.

The September 2015 supermoon falls about an hour after the full moon reaches perigee, at a distance of 356,877 kilometers. Barely two weeks ago at apogee (farthest distance from Earth) on September 14, 406,464 kilometers separated earth from moon. Below- best link to all things supermoon…

http://earthsky.org/tonight/most-super-supermoon-of-2015-on-september-28#what

View larger. | Deep colors in the umbral shadow are revealed in a long exposure 15 minutes before the total phase of the April 14-15, 2014 eclipse begins. Photo by Fred Espenak.

Harvest Moon refers to the full moon falling closest to the fall equinox.

https://notestoponder.wordpress.com/2012/09/28/harvest-moon/

Completing September’s cosmic fancy is a lunar eclipse.

Animation of the September 28, 2015, total lunar eclipse, whereby the moon passes through the southern half of the Earth's shadow from west to east. The horizontal yellow line depicts the ecliptic - Earth's orbital plane projected onto the dome of sky. The inner bull's-eye shadow depicts the umbra (dark shadow) and the shadow encircling the umbra represents the penumbra (faint shadow).

Animation of the September 28, 2015, total lunar eclipse. Moon passes through southern half of the Earth’s shadow from west to east. Horizontal yellow line depicts the ecliptic – Earth’s orbital plane projected onto the dome of sky. The inner bull’s-eye shadow depicts the umbra (dark shadow). The penumbra (faint shadow) encircles the umbra.

http://earthsky.org/tonight/total-lunar-eclipse-blood-moon-hunters-moon-september-27-28-2015?utm_source=EarthSky+News&utm_campaign=3a1f5343b2-EarthSky_News&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_c643945d79-3a1f5343b2-393970565

View larger. | Who will see the September 27-28 lunar eclipse. This diagram from shadowandsubstance.com should help you determine if and how it's visible from your location. Visit shadowandsubstance for lots more on the eclipse!

View larger. | Who will see the September 27-28 lunar eclipse. This diagram from shadowandsubstance.com should help you determine if and how it’s visible from your location. Visit shadowandsubstance for lots more on the eclipse! Thank you, Larry Koehn!

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