Supermoon Lunar Eclipse

Join us at the UNR MacLean Observatory on the Redfield Campus Sunday September 27th for a Supermoon Lunar Eclipse! Yes, that’s “Supermoon”. The Moon will be a perigee (closest to the Earth) about 14% larger in our sky than at apogee (furthest from the Earth) and will pass through the shadow of the earth turning a dark deep red color. There have only been five of these since 1910, so it a pretty rare type of lunar eclipse. This is also the last of the Blood Moon Tetrad (four successive total lunar eclipses). The Moon will rise a little after 6:30 PM and the Moon will enter the Umbra (full eclipse) about 7:11 PM and will remain total until 8:23 PM.

The event will be supported by members of UNR Physics, UNR Astronomy Club, and Tahoe Star Tours who will be on hand to answer questions, and provide telescopic viewing.

Sunday, September 27, 2015 at 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm

Redfield Campus, MacLean Observatory 18600 Wedge Pkwy, Reno, NV 89511