Total lunar eclipse meets supermoon Sunday night
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Here comes a total lunar eclipse and supermoon, all wrapped into one.
The moon, Earth and sun will line up this weekend for the only total lunar eclipse this year and next. At the same time, the moon will be ever so closer to Earth and appear slightly bigger and brighter than usual, a supermoon.
The eclipse starts Sunday night or early Monday, depending on location. Totality, when Earth’s shadow completely blankets the moon, will last just over an hour. That’s when the moon will look red because of sunlight scattering off Earth’s atmosphere.
If the skies are clear, the entire eclipse will be visible in North and South America and parts of Europe.