Supermoon lunar eclipse first time in 30 years

SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — For the first time in 30 years, Bay Area stargazers will see a super sight in the sky: a supermoon lunar eclipse.

Barring foggy skies, of course.

According to NASA, a supermoon will combine with a lunar eclipse on Sept. 27, depending where you are. That combination hasn’t been seen since 1982 and won’t happen again until 2033.

Scientists say the total lunar eclipse will make the moon’s face larger than life. A total lunar eclipse occurs when the full moon passes through the darkest park of the Earth’s shadow.

NASA will provide a live video feed of the entire eclipse — an option in case clouds obscure your own view.

Sunday’s supermoon eclipse will last a little over an hour. People in the U.S. and most of the world will be able to see the supermoon soar in the sky.

Observatories are marking the celestial event with public telescope viewing, although magnifying devices won’t be necessary; the eclipse will be easily visible with the naked eye. Astronomers are urging stargazers to simply look to the east.

Send us your pictures of the supermoon Sunday to breakingnews@kron.com.

KXAN and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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