Rare Supermoon-Lunar Eclipse Combo Coming This Month

Keep your eyes on the skies during the full moon later this month — because you could see something that hasn’t happened for more than 30 years, and won’t happen again for nearly 20 more.

It’s a supermoon and a lunar eclipse at the same time, and it’ll be visible in much of the world on the night of Sept. 27 in North and South America and the morning of Sept. 28 in Europe, Africa and parts of Central Asia (sorry, Asia-Pacific — most of you will miss out on this one).

A supermoon is a full moon that takes place when our celestial companion is at its closest point in its elliptical orbit. As the NASA video above explains, a supermoon can appear up to 14 percent larger in diameter than a normal full moon.

The space agency also created a chart showing where the eclipse will be visible:

The last time a supermoon and lunar eclipse happened at the same time was in 1982. The next won’t occur until 2033.

This one will begin in the United States at 6:07 p.m. PT/9:07 p.m. ET on Sept. 27, with the total eclipse taking place a little more than an hour later and lasting for more than an hour, according to EarthSky, which has a list of eclipse times across all U.S. zones here.

EarthSky also points out that this won’t just be a supermoon and lunar eclipse on the same night. It will also be the harvest moon, or the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox.

Also on HuffPost:

– This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, —> Read More

Arabs or Jews, children who need pain relief in the ER get it

Children with broken bones or joint dislocations in northern Israel emergency departments received equal pain treatment, regardless of their ethnicity or the ethnicity of the nurses who treated them, even during a period of armed conflict between the two ethnic groups. An investigation of potential disparities in pediatric emergency department pain relief in northern Israel was published online today in Annals of Emergency Medicine. —> Read More

Fingerprinting erosion

Watershed health and water quality issues are a growing concern. Researchers examined the sediments traveling downstream toward Lake Winnipeg using a technique called color fingerprinting. The color of a particular sediment is key to identifying the specific origin of the erosion. —> Read More

1 2 3 3,918