Here comes a total lunar eclipse and supermoon, Sunday night

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The moon, the earth and the sun will be aligned this weekend because of the lunar eclipse of this year and next year. At the same time, the moon will be closer to Earth and appear slightly bigger and brighter than usual.

The eclipse begins entirely on Sunday evening or early Monday, depending on the location, and lasts about three hours.

The partial phase begins around 22:34. EST Sunday. At that moment, the shadow of the earth will begin to stifle the moon. College - when all the earth covers the moon - will last 62 minutes from 23:41. EST Sunday.

If the sky is clear, the eclipse will appear in North and South America, as well as in Greenland, Iceland, Ireland, Great Britain, Norway, Sweden, Portugal and on the French coast. And Spanish. The rest of Europe, as well as Africa, will have a partial vision before the setting of the moon.

During this year, the moon will be red because of the scattering of sunlight outside the earth's atmosphere.

In the United States, the eclipse will begin relatively early Sunday night, which will allow children to get up and enjoy the show more easily. In addition, the next day is a federal holiday and most schools are closed. But weather forecasts for most of the United States are not good.

Asia, Australia and New Zealand are out of luck. But they had prime viewing last year, when two total lunar eclipses occurred.

The total of the next lunar eclipse will not be before 2021.