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:
- After Sunday, the next supermoon eclipse will occur in 2033.
- The last time this happened was in 1982.
- The less light pollution around, the better the view.
- 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.
- Because light scatters off the Earth’s atmosphere, the moon will not be totally dark but have a coppery red color.
- 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.
- The moon will be totally out of Earth’s shadow by early Monday morning.
- Unlike a solar eclipse, you can stare at a lunar eclipse as long as you want.
- When photographing, put something in the foreground.
- Shoot as many photos as you can and ENJOY!