The Moon Is Going to Look Insane on September 27

Image: NASA Goddard/YouTube
Image: NASA Goddard/YouTube
Skywatchers have been treated to a lot of spectacular celestial shows this year, from a total solar eclipse to an unusually radiant Perseids shower.

By Becky Ferreira|MOTHERBOARD

Bu on the night of September 27, a rare astronomical event known as a Supermoon Lunar Eclipse is set to overshadow them all. This confluence of a total lunar eclipse with a supermoon—like the one that graced the skies this past weekend—only occurs about once every few decades. According to this handy NASA explainer, the last one appeared in 1982.

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