Supermoon plus eclipse equals rare sky show Sunday night

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CHICAGO — Look up in the skies this weekend, and you’ll see a celestial sight unlike anything Earth has seen in three decades.

On Sunday Earth will see a supermoon. That’s when we get a full moon and the moon is as close as it’ll ever get to earth — so it appears 14 percent larger.

For just more than one hour on Sunday night starting after 7 p.m. Chicago time, we’ll get a full supermoon lunar eclipse — that’s when the moon passes directly behind Earth and gets caught in the earth’s shadow.

That combination hasn’t been seen since 1982 and won’t happen again until 2033.

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

For more on the supermoon lunar eclipse, check out this explainer video via NASA:

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