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A magical treat for skywatchers is on its way!

On Sunday night, a total supermoon lunar eclipse, also known as a blood moon, is happening.

Thanks to USA TODAY, here are 10 things you should know:

  1. After Sunday, the next supermoon eclipse will occur in 2033.
  2. The last time this happened was in 1982.
  3. The less light pollution around, the better the view.
  4. If photographing, you’ll want to use a slow shutter speed. Set your shutter speed to around 1/15th or 1/8th of a second.

  5. Because light scatters off the Earth’s atmosphere, the moon will not be totally dark but have a coppery red color.
  6. According to Brian Murphy, the direct of Butler University’s Holcomb Observatory and Planetarium, this begins Sunday evening with a partial eclipse, with the total phase happening about an hour later.
  7. The moon will be totally out of Earth’s shadow by early Monday morning.
  8. Unlike a solar eclipse, you can stare at a lunar eclipse as long as you want.
  9. When photographing, put something in the foreground.
  10. Shoot as many photos as you can and ENJOY!
Melissa Gotleib is a content editor at Rare.
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