The September 2015 Supermoon Eclipse

The Last Full Lunar Eclipse of the 2014/2015 Tetrad Occurs Sunday, September 27, 2015


This Sunday evening on September 27, the final total lunar eclipse in the 2014/2015 lunar tetrad will combine with a “supermoon,” making for a great nighttime viewing event. A combined supermoon and total lunar eclipse has not occurred in 33 years, and will not occur for another 18 years. According to NASA, there have been only five such events since 1900 (in 1910, 1928, 1946, 1964 and 1982). The moon will also be closer to Earth, making it appear much larger than usual. The total lunar eclipse will be visible from many locations, including North America, South America, Europe and Asia and will take place over an hour and twelve minute period. The total eclipse will start at 10:11 p.m. EDT and 7:11 p.m. PDT Sunday evening.

Will September’s Lunar Eclipse Be A Blood Moon?

The term  “blood moon,” has become a popular description for full moons that temporarily appear to have a reddish glow. The name has no astronomical or scientific background, and was instead popularized by a series of popular books and documentaries by Mark Blitz. A blood moon has also been called a “harvest moon” since they often take place in the fall, or during the time of harvest.

What Causes The Supermoon To Appear Red and Orange?

Blood MoonThe actual color of the moon’s glow during this September supermoon largely depends on the dust particles and clouds present in the Earth’s atmosphere. “That red light shining onto the moon is sunlight that has skimmed and bent through Earth’s atmosphere: that is, from all the sunrises and sunsets that ring the world at any given moment,” according to Alan MacRobert of Sky and Telescope Magazine.

Why Is Sedona A Great Place To View The Supermoon?

Sedona is a wonderful spot to gaze upon the heavens and view the supermoon eclipse, because there is little light pollution and the dry, high desert air is conducive to clear skies. L’Auberge guests are invited to attend a complimentary full moon flute meditation led by Devani Paige on site at 8pm, which will take place in the Lodge Building on September 27.

For those interested in coming to Sedona to view the supermoon eclipse, consider booking the Bed and Breakfast Package. The package includes accommodations and a breakfast credit. For those that cannot make it to Sedona, L’Auberge offers a signature flute meditation album entitled Sedona Serenity, featuring the music of Devani Paige. The album is available for purchase on iTunes, and can be listened to on Spotify as well. Sit back, relax and listen to the flute meditation as you watch Sunday’s supermoon eclipse!

What Does A Supermoon Mean From An Astrological View?

According to Elephant Journal, “this full moon takes place very close to the equinox (mark of a new season) which amplifies its energy considerably… lunar eclipses are powerful full moons that represent closure, endings or taking things to another level. Decisions may have to be made and new information could come to the table heightening our awareness into key situations.”

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Where will you be watching this Sunday’s Supermoon Eclipse?


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