Lunar Eclipse - September 27, 2015
|7:17 PM||7:37 PM||7:57 PM||8:11 PM|
|8:27 PM||8:47 PM||9:07 PM||9:23 PM|
|9:37 PM||9:57 PM||10:17 PM||10:27 PM|
The above sequence shows the movement of the moon through the earth's shadow. The skies were clear for most of the eclipse except for the later partial stages.
This eclipse had the distinction of occuring during the closest lunar perigee of the year. Because the moon is closer to the earth, it appears a bit larger than normal. In this case, around 13% larger. This is sometimes called a "super moon".
The event timings for this eclipse were: Partial Eclipse Begins - 7:07 PM, Total Eclipse Begins - 8:11 PM, Maximum Eclipse - 8:47 PM, Total Eclipse Ends - 9:23 PM, and Partial Eclipse Ends - 10:27 PM. All times are in MDT.)