Global Astronomy Month is the world’s largest annual celebration of astronomy. Whether local events or online, watching or sharing, science or art, there’s something for everyone.
The Astronomers Without Borders global community is at the heart of everything we do. Bringing the community together through astronomy fosters friendship, understanding, and good will. Programs and activities are made possible by the participation of AWB members.
A total lunar eclipse will grace the skies of the North, Central and South America, Europe and parts of Africa the night of 27-28 September. Those in the western hemisphere see the Moon glide into the Earth's shadow during the evening hours. In Europe and Africa it will be after midnight before the spectacle begins.
This eclipse marks the last in a series of four consecutive total lunar eclipses (after 15 April 2014, 8 October 2014, and 4 April 2015).
The Super Moon Phenomenon
While all lunar eclipses are beautiful and entrancing, this one will appear to be a little grander than usual. The moon will be at it's perigee (closest to the Earth), making it seem larger in the sky, a phenomenon some media refer to as a "Super Moon." Click on the image to see the celestial mechanics of this September's Super Moon eclipse (video NASA).
This Supermoon Eclipse explained (Video NASA)
Share Your View with the World!
Join in the Astronomers Without Borders lunar eclipse party! While the event is visible to the naked eye, eclipses always attract attention, making them a great opportunity to take telescopes and binoculars to the public as the Moon turns red, show them a few other celestial objects, and share your knowledge. Take photos of your event and post them as a Member Report. Your report might be featured by AWB and shared with the world!
When and Where
Find your location on the map below to see what you'll experience. Those in western Europe, west Africa, South America, and eastern North America will see the eclipse from start to finish. Observers in eastern Europe and Africa will be treated to an early morning setting of an eclipsed Moon, while western North Americans will see the eclipse Moon rising shortly after sunset.
Click on the image below to see how the eclipse will look in your area.
Below will be a live streaming event of the Lunar Eclipse from the Griffith Observatory on September 27 at 9:30pm EDT. Enjoy it with us!
Post a Member Report about this Program
To receive continued support for AWB, we need to document the success of our programs. Posting a member report demonstrates your enthusiasm for the astronomy community and enables you to share your activities with new friends around the world.