For the last time until 2033, a 'supermoon' and lunar eclipse coincided, causing our planet to collectively look up in awe.
NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter will glide through the shadow of Sunday's supermoon eclipse in an attempt to observe changes in the moon's layers of soil.
With the huge supermoon lunar eclipse just one week away, it's time to dust off your small telescopes and binoculars, track down an observatory event or webcast, or draft your invitations for a moon-cake party.
This month's highly anticipated 'supermoon eclipse' may be a magical treat for skywatchers, but there's nothing supernatural about the event.
You'll probably hear a lot about a 'supermoon' over the next few months. This is not a term that astronomers use, but here are some facts about what will actually happen.
September's full moon will cap a trio of back-to-back supermoons for the Northern Hemisphere summer.
Astronomers call the event a perigee full moon, as perigee means near Earth.
On July 12, the moon may have seemed slightly brighter to the casual observer. This is how the 'supermoon' appeared around the globe.
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