Supermoon eclipse underway

A shadow is cast over all but a sliver of the super blood moon on Sept. 27, 2015 in this photo, taken at 10:21 p.m. The eclipse is expected to be complete around 12:30 a.m. Monday. (Newswatch Group/Bill Kingston)

BROCKVILLE – If you look up outside you may be able to capture an astronomical phenomenon taking place in the sky over Leeds-Grenville.

The so-called “super blood moon” is taking place, which hasn’t happened since 1982 and won’t happen again for another 18 years.

A supermoon is brighter than usual sightings of the moon because its orbit is closest to Earth.

But what makes tonight’s appearance so special is there is also an eclipse taking place – when the Earth passes between the moon and the sun, casting a shadow on the moon.

The eclipse peaked around 10:11 p.m. and will be that way until roughly 11:30 p.m.

You still have time to check it out as the lunar eclipse won’t be complete by 12:27 a.m.

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