Supermoon Lunar Eclipse on September 27|28, 2015 is the first combination of a Lunar Eclipse on Supermoon Full Moon day in last 30 years. The next similar eclipse will be in 2033.
Except Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and many other South Asian Countries, the entire world will be able to view a rare celestial phenomenon – a supermoon lunar eclipse – on the night of September 27 and early morning September 28.
The last time a supermoon happened in combination with a lunar eclipse was over 30 years ago in 1982. Lunar eclipses, however, typically occur at least twice in a year. Since 1900 a supermoon lunar eclipse has happened only five times. And the next similar eclipse won’t come our way until 2033.
A supermoon is when the moon makes its closest approach to Earth in its orbit than usual. It appears as much as 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter.
Late in the night of September 27, 2015, a total lunar eclipse will mask the moon’s larger-than-life face for more than an hour in parts of the world.
The total eclipse of the moon will be visible in North and South America, Europe, Africa, and parts of West Asia and the eastern Pacific. A partial eclipse might also be seen in the dawn of September 28 in Pakistan, Afghanistan and eastern Iran. The eclipse however might not be visible from India.
The total eclipse will last one hour and 12 minutes (72 minutes).
Lunar Eclipse Timings as per IST (Indian Standard Time)
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse begins at – 5.42 AM – Visible – Grahan Sparsha Kaal (Prachchaya Chandra Grahan starts)
Partial Lunar Eclipse begins at – 6.37 AM – Not Visible – (Pakshika Chandra Grahan starts)
Total Lunar Eclipse begins at – 7.41 AM – Not Visible – (Sampurna Chandra Grahan starts)
Mid Eclipse at – 8.17 AM – Not Visible – Grahan Madhya Kaal (Madhya Chandra Grahan)
Total Eclipse ends at – 8.53 AM – Not Visible – (Sampoorna Chandra Grahan concludes)
Partial Lunar Eclipse ends at – 9.57 AM – Not Visible – (Pakshika Chandra Grahan Samapthi)
Penumbral Lunar Eclipse ends at – 10.52 AM – Not Visible – Grahan Antya Kaal (Prachchaya Chandra Grahan)
As per the Universal Time (GMT), the timings of Chandra Grahan September 28, 2015
Penumbral Eclipse Begins: 0:11:47 UT
Partial Eclipse Begins: 1:07:11 UT
Total Eclipse Begins: 2:11:10 UT
Greatest Eclipse: 2:47:07 UT
Total Eclipse Ends: 3:23:05 UT
Partial Eclipse Ends: 4:27:03 UT
Penumbral Eclipse Ends: 5:22:27 UT