No need to sit in line at the fast food drive thru for this combo, it’s being delivered to your home tonight! If you haven’t heard, you are being super-sized later tonight (double entendre). For the first time in 30 years you are being served up a combination lunar eclipse and supermoon, willingly or otherwise.
As you probably know, the moon does not make its own light but reflects light from our sun. So what happens during a lunar eclipse is the moon looks less bright because it is blocked by the Earth’s shadow. Ultimately this refraction causes almost all colors except red to be filtered out, hence the eclipsed moon appears eerily reddish hence the name blood moon. It’s a little bit more complex than that, but you get the idea.
To take a peek at this red ball in the sky, head outside around 8:11 p.m. EDT when the eclipse will cast its shadow; with the full eclipse culminating around 10:47 p.m. EDT.
We understand it’s Sunday night and you don’t want to get off the couch, right? Not many admit to being a couch potato these days, but if you secretively are, you can log on to NASA TV for a live feed of the Supermoon Eclipse.
No worries, if you miss this one, the next supermoon eclipse won’t happen until 2033, just about the time you should indulge in another combo.
Here at modify we live large every day and let nature supersize us!