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On Sunday night, the moon will enter the darkest part of Earth´s shadow—the umbra—creating a total lunar eclipse. And for the first time in more than 30 years, the eclipse will be paired with a supermoon. For those on the East Coast, the action begins around 8 p.m
The cosmic event will take place on Sept. 27, when both a supermoon and a lunar eclipse will be happening at the same time. This will be the first time that a supermoon lunar eclipse has happened since 1982.
The entire eclipse is expected to last for a little more than an hour with the peak of the affair taking place around 10:47 p.m. ET. If you miss this supermoon eclipse, you’ll be waiting awhile for the next one; it’s not slated to occur until 2033.
NASA explained in a video how a supermoon lunar eclipse occurs
The partial lunar eclipse is set to begin at 9:07 p.m. ET Sunday and will be visible to most people in the Americas, Europe, Africa and the Middle East, according to EarthSky.org. The total eclipse will begin around 11:11 p.m. ET. If you´re in a cloudy area and can´t get a glimpse, you can still watch it in real-time on NASA´s live-stream. The feed will offer views from around the country, including Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles and the Adler Planetarium in Chicago. Make sure you catch this supermoon lunar eclipse, as the next one won´t happen until 2033.
Watch NASA’s live stream from 8:00 p.m. until at least 11:30 p.m. EDT broadcast from Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala., with a live feed from the Griffith Observatory, Los Angeles, Calif. Mitzi Adams, a NASA solar physicist at Marshall will discuss the eclipse and answer questions from Twitter. To ask a question, use #askNASA.