The last time it happened, George Michaels was in a band called Wham. The next time it’s expected to occur is 2033.
And you can catch the whole show this Sunday at the Griffith Observatory.
While lunar eclipses are fairly common, the supermoon, or blood moon, is a once in a generation phenomena.
It works something like this.
Literally, the planets and the stars align perfectly. The moon’s orbit hits it’s closest distance to the earth at the precise angle of the earth and the sun. What’s different about the supermoon eclipse is that because of the sun’s position, the moon takes on a reddish hue due to the light bouncing off the earth.
The eclipse will be visible by the naked eye at many points over the globe.
Here in the Hollywood Hills, we have the good fortune to have a world class observatory where you can see the whole thing.
This Sunday starting at 6:30 pm, the Observatory is hosting a viewing party with live piano accompaniment. The score? Beethoven Moonlight Sonatas, of course. The event is free to the public.
Click here for more information, including live streaming of the eclipse.
2800 East Observatory Road
Los Feliz, 90027