Supermoon and total lunar eclipse tonight over Metro Vancouver
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
An exceptionally rare celestial phenomenon is taking place this Sunday, September 27: a supermoon and total lunar eclipse will happen at the exact same time.
Supermoons occur between three to six times a year and gives the moon an appearance that is 14 per cent larger and 30 per cent ‘brighter’ than normal full moons. A total lunar eclipse occurs up to four times a year, when the moon directly passes into Earth’s shadow and transitions into a red shade of colour.
Schedule for Sunday evening’s supermoon lunar eclipse over Metro Vancouver (PST):
- Partial eclipse begins: 5:11 p.m. (not visible, below horizon at this time)
- Partial eclipse begins: 6:07 p.m. (not visible, below horizon at this time)
- Moonrise: 6:58 p.m.
- Sunset: 7 p.m.
- Total eclipse begins: 7:11 p.m.
- Maximum eclipse: 7:47 p.m.
- Supermoon full moon: 7:50 p.m.
- End of partial eclipse: 9:27 p.m.
- Moonset: 7:48 a.m.