This will be the frist supermoon lunar eclipse since 1982 and The Headlands International Dark Sky Park is the perfect place to view it.
A supermoon occurs when a full moon happens when it is at the closest point in its elliptical orbit around Earth, making the full moon appear up to 14% larger and brighter than usual. A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon passes into Earth's shadow, often turning a blood red color.
This year's Harvest Moon arrives under the spell of Earth's shadow and will appear totally eclipsed everywhere East of the Rocky Mountains, including at Headlands Dark Sky Park
The total lunar eclipse begins at 11:11 p.m. ET. You won't want to miss this event. The next supermoon lunar eclipse won't come around until 2033.
The Headlands, a beautiful 550-acre park just west of Mackinaw City, is one of six International Dark Sky Parks in the U.S. and one of nine in the world. Named a Dark Sky Park in May 2011, this designation means that The Headlands is a spectacular place for sky and star gazing.
- Informal viewing: 7pm - 2am
- Program: 10 - 11:30pm