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Alana33
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I checked with Swans and she said:
"The entire eclipse will be 100% visible. This link has a graph that shows sighting opportunities from all areas on Earth. Please post this upcoming event as this unique event won't recur for a very long time.
The partial eclipse begins at 9:07 p.m. EDT. The total eclipse begins almost an hour later at 10:11 p.m EDT and ends at 11:23 p.m. EDT. The partial eclipse ends at 12:27 a.m. EDT. (NASA)."

Get ready for September’s ‘super moon’ lunar eclipse

Nicole Mortillaro NewsGlobal

See link for pics and graph.

http://globalnews.ca/news/2208806/get-ready-for-septembers-super-moon-lunar-eclipse/

On Sept. 27, Canada will be treated to a lunar eclipse, the last eclipse of the year.

Now, depending on where you are, you’ll either see the entire eclipse or just partial.

Lunar eclipses occur when Earth lies directly between the sun and the moon. As the sun shines behind it, Earth casts a shadow in space. When the moon passes through this shadow, called the umbra, we get a lunar eclipse.

Before the moon passes through the umbra, that it crosses the penumbra, which is kind of like a partial shadow. When this happens, it’s actually difficult to see any real change. However, when the moon enters the umbra, we see it darken. That’s what most people consider the start of a lunar eclipse.

During full eclipse, the moon usually turns a coppery-colour. The reason for this lies in our atmosphere.

As sunlight streams through our atmosphere, the green to violet part of the spectrum is filtered out. The reddish part of the spectrum remains. Its light is refracted towards Earth and then back out again sending that light onto the moon.

Though you may be reading about the Sept. 28 lunar eclipse, it’s the same eclipse: the only reason it sounds like it’s a day later is because it refers to Universal Time (UT).

A map showing where the eclipse is visible. The “P” indicates when the penumbra, or outer shadow will be visible, the “U” denotes umbra.

The partial eclipse begins at 9:07 p.m. EDT (6:11 PDT). The total eclipse begins almost an hour later at 10:11 p.m EDT (7:11 p.m. PDT) and ends at 11:23 p.m. EDT (8:23 p.m. PDT). The partial eclipse ends at 12:27 a.m. EDT (9:27 p.m. EDT).

The entire eclipse will be visible from about Winnipeg all the way to the east coast. For those west of that the eclipse will be visible at moonrise.

And yes, the moon will be at perigee (the closest to Earth in its cycle), making it a “super moon” eclipse. The moon will appear 12.9 per cent larger than during the April 8 eclipse. This will be the final eclipse of the year.

Here's another link:
http://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/2015-5-september-october/green-life/supermoon-and-lunar-eclipse-september?utm_source=insider&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=newsletter

Remember the date and enjoy!:@)

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Topic starter Posted : September 10, 2015 1:41 am
STXBob
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"Barely Bigger Moon" is more accurate. You can't see the difference with the naked eye! From http://earthsky.org/space/what-is-a-supermoon

"Photographs or other instruments can tell the difference between a supermoon and ordinary full moon. The supermoon of March 19, 2011 (right), compared to an average moon of December 20, 2010 (left)."

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Posted : September 10, 2015 10:25 am
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14% larger than normal.
Unusual for a super moon to coincide with a total eclipse of the moon. This Saturday.

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Topic starter Posted : September 22, 2015 10:29 am
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Sorry. Sunday.
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/sciencefair/2015/09/21/lunar-eclipse-supermoon-blood-moon/72572664/

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Topic starter Posted : September 22, 2015 12:04 pm
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Is there a good place and time to view this event?

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Posted : September 22, 2015 1:13 pm
Alana33
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Read article above.

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Topic starter Posted : September 22, 2015 1:16 pm
ms411
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That article isn't specific to VI. Is there a best place to view? I'll check with somebody else in meantime, but since you posted...

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Posted : September 22, 2015 2:33 pm
Alana33
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From your deck.

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Topic starter Posted : September 22, 2015 2:35 pm
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That article isn't specific to VI. Is there a best place to view? I'll check with somebody else in meantime, but since you posted...

Anywhere from where you can see the moon.

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Posted : September 22, 2015 2:38 pm
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This is the moon schedule for Charlotte Amalie.

http://www.timeanddate.com/astronomy/us-virgin/charlotte-amalie

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Posted : September 22, 2015 4:06 pm
STXBob
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Go outside on Sunday night and look at the moon. It's easy to spot. The entire eclipse will be visible from the USVI (assuming no clouds). The times are at the bottom of the article that Alana posted http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/sciencefair/2015/09/21/lunar-eclipse-supermoon-blood-moon/72572664/

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Posted : September 22, 2015 4:32 pm
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Thanks, stxbob. The supermoons have always looked impressive when the moon rises, and from where I am, the best moonrise view is on Skyline as the moon rises over St John. Later in the night, the moon isn't noticeably bigger. I wish our observatory would host a watch.

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Posted : September 22, 2015 8:35 pm
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Greetings everyone.

Just a reminder about the SuperMoon Lunar Eclipse tomorrow night.
Just look up! Hoping for cloudless skies....

Swan

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Posted : September 26, 2015 11:13 pm
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Somebody get some good pics! I am in the States right now, on the East Coast where it is rainy!!

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Posted : September 27, 2015 12:21 am
Alana33
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Check this link out pilatesgal.

http://www.iflscience.com/space/get-ready-rare-supermoon-eclipse-sunday-last-almost-20-years

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Topic starter Posted : September 27, 2015 4:58 pm
Alana33
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Pretty amazing color!

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Topic starter Posted : September 28, 2015 2:00 am
speee1dy
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was asleep so did not see the amazing colors

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Posted : September 28, 2015 10:30 am
stxsailor
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It was awesome. Put on some Pink Floyd to enhance the experience.

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Posted : September 28, 2015 12:20 pm
Alana33
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Dark side of the Moon?

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Topic starter Posted : September 28, 2015 12:33 pm
stxsailor
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But of course.

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Posted : September 28, 2015 1:37 pm
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