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By Jim White
What is in the Sky 

Lunar eclipse to highlight September

 


The highlight of summer’s last month will come on Sept. 27, when we have a total lunar eclipse. The eclipse will have already begun when the Moon rises, at about 6:55 p.m. Maximum eclipse will be at about 7:45 p.m., and the full phase will last until about 8:20 p.m. By 9:30 p.m., the eclipse will be finished.

The Moon will appear a bit bigger than normal, since it is at its perigee, the closest point to us in the lunar orbit. This is sometimes referred to as a “super moon.” It’ll be about 14 percent larger than average and since it will be low in the sky, near the horizon, it makes for great photos!

The Moon will also be reddish, due to the Earths’ atmosphere. Even though...



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