Want to Get Kids Interested in Astronomy This Weekend?

by Kristie Burk

A unique event is occurring in the sky this weekend in our neck of the woods.  On Sundday, September 27th we will be able to watch a total lunar eclipse starting around 9 pm.  This eclipse is particularly special because the moon will also be at perigee on this day, which is when its orbit comes closest to our earth; this is sometimes called a “supermoon.”

Tell the students to make sure they watch because another supermoon lunar eclipse will not happen again until 2033!

What a spectacular show!


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