Sky gazers in the Sacramento region will witness the rare spectacle of a supermoon and total lunar eclipse on the same night. It will be the first time since 1982 that both took place at the same time, and it won’t happen again util 2033.
A supermoon occurs when the moon is closer to Earth during orbit – making it appear slightly bigger.
In a total lunar eclipse, the entire moon is shadowed by Earth, according to NASA. Lunar eclipses typically happen twice a year.
The supermoon and lunar eclipse will be well underway when the room rises in Sacramento at 6:53 p.m. The total eclipse starts at 7:11 p.m. and the maximum eclipse at 7:47 p.m. If you can’t get outside or the clouds obscure the view, you can watch it live here:
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