Bring On the Super Moon and Lunar Eclipse Sunday!
The full moon this month is Sunday evening, but as it rises, it will have a shadow on its face.
That shadow is from Earth, passing between the moon and the Sun in a total lunar eclipse this weekend. The moon is also very close to the Earth (astronomically speaking) and will seem a bit larger than normal. That's called a Super Moon.
The eclipse will start in the Mountain time zone at about 6:11 p.m. September 27. Moonrise in Hamilton, MT., is approximately 6:20 p.m. The shadow will grow until total eclipse at 8:11 p.m. The total eclipse will last over an hour, ending about 9:23 p.m., and the shadow will then start to disappear until the event ends at 11:22 p.m.
While it's in totality, the moon will be a dull reddish color from the sunlight scattering through the Earth's atmosphere.
Now, if the clouds will just stay away for a bit.