Not since 1982 has this happened, and we’re not talking Fleet 58. Sunday night going into Monday, Clark Lake and most of the eastern part of our country will be treated to a “blood moon.” The astronomical occasion is a super moon coupled with a lunar eclipse. According to timeanddate.com, when “the earth eclipses a full moon, the direct sunlight is blocked, but the sun’s rays still light up the moon. This light, however, has traveled through the earth’s atmosphere first, and sometimes causes the totally eclipsed moon to look red or brownish.”
Timeanddate.com allows you to look up your location to determine if this event is visible where you are. The nearest location to Clark Lake that is listed is Ann Arbor. It’s predicted that viewing will be at its peak at 10:47 pm Sunday (9/27). The eclipse will begin at 8:11 pm and end at 1:22 am.
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