(PCM) Be sure to turn your eyes to the sky on the night of September 27 for your chance to catch a glimpse of the Super Harvest Moon total lunar eclipse. It will also be the final eclipse in a lunar tetrad.
Don’t worry, we weren’t sure what a lunar tetrad was either, but we found that a lunar tetrad is a series of four total lunar eclipses in a row with no partial lunar eclipses in-between. Each lunar eclipse is separated by six other full moons. The lunar tetrad is a incredibly rare phenomenon and the next one may not occur until 2033.
The upcoming Super Harvest Moon total lunar eclipse will last for a few hours and will be visible from the eastern half of the United States. A Super Moon gets is name when the moon is positioned at it’s closest point to Earth and appears to be about 14% larger than at it’s furthest point. A Harvest Moon is the full moon that occurs closest to the autumn equinox, so having all these factors come together at the same time is truly going to be a sight to behold.
For those that wish to view the Super Harvest Moon total lunar eclipse, you can beginning looking up at the sky around 9:07 pm ET and in approximately an hour the entire moon will be eclipsed.