Sunday Will See 'Super Blood Moon' Cross the Night Sky

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The celestial curtain will be rising soon on a lunar extravaganza.

Sunday night, the Earth will slide directly between the moon and the sun, creating a total lunar eclipse.

There won’t be another until 2021.

It will also be the year’s first supermoon, when a full moon appears a little bigger and brighter thanks to its slightly closer position.

The entire eclipse will exceed three hours. Totality — when the moon’s completely bathed in Earth’s shadow — will last an hour. Expect the eclipsed, or blood moon, to turn red from sunlight scattering off Earth’s atmosphere.

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Everyone everywhere can catch the supermoon, weather permitting.

And in much of the United States, of course, weather was not permitting as a major storm made its way across the country.

Sill the prospect of the celestial event was causing plenty of buzz on social media.

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Always look on the bright side.

And it will only be two more years until there’s another chance.

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