A rare astronomical event has occurred on September, 2015. A combination of three phenomena will embrace on one night. On September 27th, 2015 into early morning on the 28th, (8:10 PM – 1:22 AM Eastern time), the moon was especially close to our planet. This moon is called the Supermoon and will appear extra large and exceptionally bright. It will be about 14% brighter and 30% larger than normal. This large moon occurs since its orbit isn’t completely circular, so at times, it moves closer to the Earth.
Also, on September 27th , it will also be a full moon.
At about 3am, EST, the moon had become eclipsed by our sun, as our Earth will move in-between the moon and the sun.
Because of the sun’s rays bending around our planet and hitting our atmosphere, the light will cause the moon to appear reddish and coppery, deeming it the Blood Moon.
This is the fourth lunar eclipse in just two years and the nature of the Blood and Supermoon are being seen an apocalyptic signs. During the Equinox, our Moon and Sun will be pulling equally on the oceans causing a equinoctial tide. The tides will be higher than usually but according to UK National Tidal and Sea Level Facility they will be about 2 inches higher and not much cause of concern.
It also has some biblical references. Proposed by a number of southern Christian ministers, such as John Hagee and Mark Biltz, who state that an ongoing series of four consecutive lunar eclipse, which coincide on the Jewish holidays, with six full moons in between and no intervening partial lunar eclipses is a sign of the end times as described in the Bible in Acts 2:20 and Revelation 6:12.
This past Sunday, September 13th, the second solar eclipse of the year occurred and was seen in Southern Africa, the southern Indian Ocean, and Antarctica. Live streams and photos from South Africa, Mozambique, Madagascar, Zambia and Zimbabwe let the rest of the world view the stunning event that took place.
For the Super Moon, those in the Americas, Europe, Asia, Western Asia, and the eastern Pacific Ocean area will have the chance to view the Super moon lunar eclipse. Stargazers be sure to keep your eye on the sky as a similar event like this won’t occur until 2033!
Learn more about the moon here.