Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum

light and shadows

  • By: 
    lcammarata

    On Sunday, September 27, a total lunar eclipse will coincide with a Super Moon. What does this mean? The moon will be at its closest point in its orbit around the Earth, which makes the moon appear bigger. At the same time, we will experience a Lunar Eclipse. A Lunar Eclipse occurs when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are aligned, causing the Moon to pass through the Earth’s shadow. All of this will be visible throughout much of the world on Sunday evening into early Monday morning.