Previous Thread
Next Thread
Print Thread
Supermoon Sunday evening #507770
09/25/15 07:47 AM
09/25/15 07:47 AM
Joined: Oct 1999
Posts: 70,171
oregon, spr
Marty Offline OP

Marty  Offline OP
This weekend's full Moon is a "supermoon," as much as 50,000 km closer to Earth than other full Moons of the year. Rising in the east at sunset, the swollen disk will look extremely beautiful... because it is going to be eclipsed. On Sunday evening, Sept. 27th, the supermoon will pass through the shadow of Earth, turning the lunar disk a cosmic shade of red.

What makes the eclipsed Moon turn red? A quick trip to the Moon provides the answer: Imagine yourself standing on a dusty lunar plain looking up at the sky. Overhead hangs Earth, nightside down, completely hiding the sun behind it. The eclipse is underway.

You might expect Earth seen in this way to be utterly dark, but it's not. The rim of the planet looks like it is on fire. As you scan your eye around Earth's circumference, you're seeing every sunrise and every sunset in the world, all of them, all at once. This incredible light beams into the heart of Earth's shadow, filling it with a coppery glow and transforming the Moon into a great red orb.

For Belize, the Eclipse of the Moon by Earth will be happening between about 8pm to 9:30pm Sunday Evening

Re: Supermoon Sunday evening [Re: Marty] #507773
09/25/15 08:16 AM
09/25/15 08:16 AM
Joined: Oct 2001
Posts: 6,188
San Pedro AC Belize
Diane Campbell Offline
Diane Campbell  Offline
Hope the skies are clear enough to see it ....

Re: Supermoon Sunday evening [Re: Marty] #507779
09/25/15 11:11 AM
09/25/15 11:11 AM
Joined: Oct 1999
Posts: 70,171
oregon, spr
Marty Offline OP

Marty  Offline OP
Moon mania! Sunday night to bring a rare combo of supermoon and total lunar eclipse
Between 10:11 and 11:23 pm EDT on Sunday night, an unusually large “supermoon” will be completely eclipsed by Earth’s shadow, leading to a rare treat for astronomical buffs. Partial or total eclipses occur only when the Sun, Earth and moon are lined up, so by definition they only occur when the moon is full. Because the moon’s orbit around Earth is not perfectly symmetric, the moon is sometimes closer to us than at other times. Supermoons can appear as much as 14% larger in diameter than usual. There are typically two to five partial or total lunar eclipses per year, but getting a total lunar eclipse (also called a “blood moon,” referring to the common reddish hue) during a supermoon is a once-in-several-decades event. According to, the last one was in 1982 and the next one won’t occur until 2033. Sunday night will also mark the fourth consecutive total eclipse without any partial eclipses, an unusual event called a tetrad.

Figure 8. The total lunar eclipse of October 8, 2014, as photographed in California by Alfredo Garcia, Jr. Image credit: Wikimedia Commons/Tomruen.

Sunday’s lunar eclipse is timed especially well for the Americas, with totality falling between 7 pm and midnight across the contiguous U.S. Evening skies will be fair or clear over much of the nation, apart from the stubborn Southeast storm and another cloud-bearing system over the north central states. is offering “full ‘blood moon’ coverage” this weekend.

Jeff Masters

Portofino Resort- Now with a new BEACH BAR!!
Click for excellent scuba lessons with Elbert Greer!
Chaa Creek is an award-winning luxury Belize Resort, rated as one of the worlds best Eco Lodges. We are a pioneer in adventure travel to Belize since 1981!
Maruba Beach Klub and Spa is the premiere Secret Beach spa and restaurant located on the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean Sea at the center of Secret Beach, Belize
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler
First Class Accommodations for the Budget Traveler

Things to do

Daily News
Daily Weather

Classified Ads
San Pedro Sun
Ambergris Today
SP Town Council
Channel 7
Channel 5
Love FM
The Reporter
TV Newscasts
Radio Stations

Click for our
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites

Event Guides
Event Calendar
Specials & Events
Things to Do
iTravel Belize
Paradise Theater
San Pedro Fun Finder
Paradise Guy Event Calendar
Cayo Event Calendar

San Pedro Scoop!
Tia Chocolate
My Beautiful Belize
I-Travel Belize
Belize Adventure
Belize Hub
Romantic Travel
Belize Happy Adventures
Conch Creative
Caribbean Culture & Lifestyle
More Blogs...
Search thousands of Belizean-only websites
White Sands Dive Shop - 5 Star PADI Dive Facility - Daily diving, SCUBA instruction and Snorkeling
Caribbean Inspired All Natural Condiments & Spice Blends, Over 100 are Gluten Free!
We manage a variety of homes, apartments, condos and commercial properties here on Ambergris Caye. Our minimum lease on ALL properties is six months.
Click for Ian Anderson's Caves Branch, Welcome to a World of Adventure
Lil Alphonse has snorkel equipment to fit anyone as well as Marine Park Tickets and flotation devices to assist those not as experienced.
Coastal Xpress offers a daily scheduled ferry run to most resorts, restaurants and private piers on the island of Anbergris Caye. We also offer  private and charter water taxi service.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30
Cayo Espanto
Click for Cayo Espanto, and have your own private island
More Links
Click for exciting and adventurous tours of Belize with Katie Valk!
ShoutChat Box
Who's Online Now
0 registered members (), 145 guests, and 0 spiders.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Statistics
Most Online2,982
Jan 29th, 2019 HELP! Visitor Center Goods & Services San Pedro Town Message Board Lodging Diving Fishing Things to Do History Maps Phonebook Belize Business Directory Picture of the Day

The opinions and views expressed on this board are the subjective opinions of Ambergris Caye Message Board members
and not of the Ambergris Caye Message Board its affiliates, or its employees.

Powered by UBB.threads™ PHP Forum Software 7.7.1