Clearing Skies May Make Supermoon Eclipse Visible Tonight
After two days of mostly cloudy skies, you may have noticed something incredibly bright in the clearing skies over Ocean County tonight. And it'll get even more impressive in a little while as a rare cosmic event takes place tonight.
First, the reason that moon is so bright and big right now is that we have what's known as a "supermoon" - the Moon is full, and at its closest orbit of the Earth.
But that's not the only cool thing going on tonight just a little while ago, the stages of a total lunar eclipse have begun. Over the next hour and a half or so, you'll notice the moon being in shadow little by little.
The moon will be fully in eclipse just after 10:00, and will last until just before 11:30.
So take a step outside and look up! The clouds are breaking up in much of Ocean County, and we won't have another supermoon eclipse until 2033!