All You Need To Know About Sunday’s Supermoon Eclipse

A rare blood moon eclipse be visible in a huge part of the world on the morning of Monday 28 September.

It is super-rare and last happened three decades ago (1982). The next time it happens is 2033.

Blood/Super Moon
Drriss & Marrionn / Foter / CC BY-NC-SA

The moon will be fully immersed in the shadow of the earth. So that means it will change colour.

So what is special about this eclipse given that we have had three already in the last 17 months? Well it is super supermoon. Not making sense? It is the closest and largest of the lot this year. It will be closest it is to the earth.


The lunar eclipse will also feature the “biggest” full moon (in apparent size) of 2015, since the moon will also be at perigee on the very same day ─ its closest point to the Earth ─ 221,753 miles (356,877 km) away.

Don’t worry it won’t really affect the environment although some tides might be higher than usual.

And it will be visible in Zimbabwe.

The schedule is as follows:

Begins: Mon, 28 Sep 2015, 02:11
Maximum: Mon, 28 Sep 2015, 04:47
Ends: Mon, 28 Sep 2015, 07:22

Duration: 5 hours, 11 minutes

Set your clocks.