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Milwaukee Public Museum to host Supermoon Lunar Eclipse Event

The Milwaukee Public Museum will be hosting a free supermoon lunar eclipse event on September 27.

The event will take place in planetarium 8:00 PM to 11:30 PM.

If the night is clear, MPM’s telescopes will be set up outside the Dome Theater for astronomers to observe this special cosmic alignment. A supermoon lunar eclipse is incredibly rare, with only five happening since 1900. The next supermoon lunar eclipse will happen in 2033.

Bob Bonadurer, Director, Daniel M. Soref National Geographic Dome Theater & Planetarium, will assist stargazers looking to view the supermoon lunar eclipse and answer any questions they may have. 

For the first time since 1982, stargazers will get to see a supermoon lunar eclipse. A supermoon occurs when a full moon is at the closet point to earth in the moon’s lunar orbit. On September 27, the supermoon will align with the Sun and Earth to create a total lunar eclipse. As it passes, the supermoon will appear red, which is sometimes referred to as a red moon or a blood moon. 

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