Lunar Eclipse

(9.27) Head down to CCRI in Warwick to view tonight’s lunar eclipse with Associate Professor — and Triangle Forest nu-waver* — Brendan Britton. From EarthSky.org comes this explanation of moons — bloody, super, and harvest — and eclipses and such.

There is a total eclipse of the moon on the night of September 27-28, 2015. It happens to be the closest supermoon of 2015. It’s the Northern Hemisphere’s Harvest Moon, or full moon nearest the September equinox. . . This September full moon is also called a Blood Moon, because it presents the fourth and final eclipse of a lunar tetrad: four straight total eclipses of the moon, spaced at six lunar months (full moons) apart. Phew!

If the clouds don’t cooperate, or you are at work, you can watch a live feed at Sky & Telescope starting at 9pm. (Sky & Telescope contributing photographer Akira Fujii captured this record of the Moon’s progress through Earth’s shadow in July 2000.)

*Check out Triangle Forest with Beta Motel and Viennagram Halloween night at the Columbus Theatre. This event is not weather sensitive.

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