Be ready to experience all in one situation of the moon-the blue moon, super moon and the lunar eclipse all together on Wednesday. The last time the triple lineup was seen in the year 1982. Don’t miss the chance because it won’t be seen before 2037 again.
Who will witness the best?
People in the western US and Canada will witness the lunar eclipse the best before the moon starts to set early on the morning of Wednesday. Across the Pacific and into Asia, the view will be great as the moon rises on Wednesday night continuing into Thursday. People living in the US East Coast, Europe, most of Africa as well as South America will be unlucky as they would miss the grand show of nature.
Position of the moon
The moon will be at the closest position to Earth on Tuesday. It is about 1,500 miles which is farther compared to the supermoon that occurred on 1st January. The moon is going to be even farther midway through Wednesday’s eclipse but the distance is unconfirmed.
Benefit for Scientists
Scientists will observe the eclipse from a telescope that will be placed at Hawaii and they will collect the data from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter at NASA. This was launched by NASA in the year 2009. The scientists will witness the beautiful site as the sun will be perfectly in line with the earth and the moon to make the eclipse successful. According to them, moon is the most amazing objects in the solar system. It helps in understanding the entire solar system.
Supermoon and Eclipse
The Supermoon is considered to be less serious than and not as scientifically important as an eclipse. You can always take the chance of seeing this beautiful natural occurrence because these happenings are very rare. The Supermoon is that position of the moon which is close to new moon or full moon. The second full moon in a month is termed as the blue moon.
Time of the occurrence
The natural occurrence will start at 5.30 am EST. The beginning of the eclipse will be visible from the areas of California and Arizona. The eclipse will last for more than one hour in totality.