SUPERMOON LUNAR ECLIPSE
27-28 SEPTMEBER 2015
What actually happening is a consequence of three things.
1. The moon will be full.
2. The moon will be in its closest point to earth.
3. A lunar eclipse will occur.
In other words, the Earth will come in between the sun and moon exactly, so that the moon will completely fall in the shadow of the Earth. Due to scattering of light, the moon will not look completely dark but have a coppery red color, hence blood moon appear and it is very rare.
Like Solar Eclipse, You don’t need any other equipment like sunglass, you can see it with your naked eyes.
WHEN THE TOTAL LUNAR ECLIPSE WILL APPEAR
In the US, Canada, Central and South America, this rare Total Lunar Eclipse of a SUPERMOON will begin to appear from the evening of 27 September. In Europe, South/East Asia, Africa, the Arctic it starts after midnight on September 28, 2015.
The moon will totally eclipse for 1 hour 12 minutes.
The best time to enjoy a Super Full Moon is after moonrise in the evening, when the Moon is just above the horizon. At this position, a SUPERMOON will look bigger and brighter than when it’s higher up in the sky.
The Moon orbit is elliptical in shape with one side closer to the Earth than other.
Perigee: The closest point to the Earth in the Moon’s orbit, also called SUPERMOON.
Apogee: The farthest point to the Earth in the Moon’s orbit, also called Micro moon.
This implies that the distance between the Moon and the Earth varies throughout the year from 356000km to 407000km.
The SUPERMOON looks 30% brighter than Micro moon and 16% brighter than an average Moon.
Not an Official Name
Supermoon is not an official astronomical term. It was coined by an astrologer, Richard Nolle, in 1979. He defined it as ‘a new or a full Moon that occurs when the Moon is at or near (within 90% of) its closest approach to Earth in its orbit’. It is not clear why he chose the 90% cut off in his definition.
There are currently no official rules as to how close or far the Moon must be to qualify as a Supermoon or a Micro Moon.
EFFECT IN THE OCEANS AND SEAS
The tides on Earth are mostly generated by the Moon’s gravitational pull from one side of the Earth to the other. The Moon’s gravity can cause small or large tides. These are greatest during the full and new Moons because the Sun and Moon are aligned on the same or opposite sides of the Earth. Many scientists have conducted studies and haven’t found anything significant that can link the Super Moon to natural disasters
Earth’s Three Shadows
The Earth’s shadow can be divided into three parts:
* Penumbra – the outer part.
* Umbra – darker, central part.
* Antumbra – a partly shaded area beyond the umbra.
Seven Stages of the Eclipse
· Partial eclipse begins: The Earth’s umbra starts covering the Moon, making the eclipse more visible.
· Total eclipse begins: Earth’s umbra completely covers the Moon and the Moon is red, brown or yellow in color.
· Maximum eclipse: This is the middle of the total eclipse.
· Total eclipse ends: At this stage, the Earth’s umbra starts moving away from the Moon’s surface.
· Partial eclipse ends: The Earth’s umbra completely leaves the Moon’s surface.
· Penumbral eclipse ends: At this point the eclipse ends and the Earth’s shadow completely moves away from the Moon.
THE SAME NEXT WILL BE APPEAR AFTER 33 YEARS SO DON’T MISS THIS BEAUTY, MUST WATCH