|A stunning photo of the full supermoon from October 2014|
FIRST TIME IN 30 YEARS - SUPERMOON & ECLIPSE
That brings us to another spectacular and rare event that is set to take place this weekend. A full lunar eclipse will occur during the evening of Sunday, September 27th, visible across North and South America, Europe and Africa. It will occur with the moon in perigee, or the closest to Earth on its orbit during the entire year. This is known as a supermoon and this year it will coincide with the full harvest moon as well. The harvest moon is the first full moon that occurs after the Autumnal Equinox. It is already known as a big and bright moon, but this year it is expected to be 15 to 30 percent brighter depending on your location.
Only 5 times in recent history has this type if an event occurred with all the above mentioned factors in line; 1910, 1928, 1946, 1964 and 1982. The full harvest moon will rise at 6:42pm in Montreal Sunday night, and will begin to dim at 8:11pm. The lunar eclipse will reach totality at 10:11pm. A lunar eclipse is safe to watch, so grab your camera and find a dark location, preferably away from the city lights.