ACADIA NAT’L PARK — Observers will be able to see a total eclipse of the moon on the night of Sunday, Sept. 27, with totality beginning shortly after 10 p.m. The shadow of the Earth will slowly transit the bright moon, often resulting in it appearing to be dark red in color.
It is also a Super Moon, when the moon is closest to Earth. That combination has not occurred in 32 years and won’t happen again for another 18 years.
It’s the Northern Hemisphere’s Harvest Moon, or full moon nearest the September equinox. It’s the Southern Hemisphere’s first full moon of spring. The September full moon also is called a Blood Moon, because it is the fourth and final eclipse of four straight total eclipses of the moon, spaced at six lunar months (full moons) apart.
The total lunar eclipse is visible from the most of North America and all of South America after sunset.