Solar Eclipse, Supermoon, Spring Equinox: 3 Rare Celestial Events on Friday, March 20
Geege Schuman stashed this in Space
Stashed in: Moon!
Unfortunately the March 20 moon is new not full.
Most of the time, there are between three and six Supermoons a year. There is set to be six in 2015, two of which have already happened. The next will take place on March 20, the day of the eclipse, and the others will come in August, September and October.
The spectacular Supermoon images that are often spotted can only happen when the moon is full, since it can only be seen then. As a result, only the last three Supermoons of this year will be visible — because the moon is new rather than full on March 20, it won’t be seen. But it will be gliding past us closer than ever, and its shadow will be visible as it blocks out the sun on Friday morning.
Scientific American says don't miss the event! A friend in Belfast posted a nice pic on FB. I'll see if I can steal it.
Okay but you still won't be able to see the moon because it's new not full, right?