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Supermoon and a lunar eclipse tomorrow night

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SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WGGB/WSHM) - While the weather pattern has been rather quiet around here in recent weeks things are going to be a little more active in the sky tomorrow night.  No we are not talking about severe weather or anything like that but instead the combination of a supermoon and a lunar eclipse.  The last time we saw a combination like this was 30 years ago and after tomorrow night we will not see another combination like this until 2033. 

The full moon tomorrow will appear 33 percent brighter and 14 percent larger as it makes it's closest orbit around the earth.  Not only will we see that supermoon but thanks to the fact that the earth will line up directly between the sun and the moon we here in the northeast will also be treated to a total lunar eclipse.  The eclipse will begin around 9:10 pm tomorrow night and will end around 12:25 am. 

The big question then becomes will the weather cooperate for such a big event. Right now it looks like clouds will be on the increase as we head into tomorrow evening and that could certainly impact viewing.  Hopefully the thicker clouds hold off until the eclipse comes to an end.  

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