We'll be able to enjoy a spectacular astronomical phenomenon at the end of August, as well as during the next 2 months. A supermoon will light up the sky soon, and not once but an entire 3 times.
The curious event will be observable on August 29, September 28 and October 27. Prepare yourself because on those dates the moon won't just look beautiful - it will look practically magical.
Supermoons occur every year. For example, in 2014 we witnessed 3 supermoons - on July 12, August 10 and September 9. But this time however, this will coincide with the end of summer and beginning of fall. The moon that will shine in the sky will only be 3-5% larger in diameter but anyone looking at it will get the feeling that it's much larger.
On September 28, there will be a lunar eclipse. It will begin at 11 minutes past midnight UTC and be at maximum eclipse at 2:47 am UTC. Scientists explain that at first the moon will turn dark and then redden to frightening tones. But this does not at all mean that there will be some type of apocalypse since these are completely normal events that occur regularly.
Experts further indicate that the lunar eclipses have been calculated for centuries into the future and that such occurrences should not be seen as a harbinger of any kind of sinister omen. As such, they advise people to simply delight in the interesting and romantic scene.
Another event will also be visible with the naked eye toward the end of the month of September. We're talking about the asteroid Vesta which will reach a magnitude of 6. Vesta will be visible during the dark hours of the day in the southern constellation of Cetus.