Where to view the Supermoon in Detroit/Windsor

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This Sunday (September 27), observers from Saudi Arabia to the Yukon will be able to see the confluence of two celestial events! Firstly, the moon will be at its closest point to Earth, creating a “supermoon”. Secondly, there will also be a Lunar eclipse; where, the earth moves between the sun and the moon. The result is that for a couple of hours the moon will appear to be blood red. This is a rare event which will not occur again until 2033.

Nasa has produced a great video explaining the process:

 

Here at City of Champions we have produced a list of the best places to view the eclipse if you live in Windsor/Detroit. These range from astronomy events to just simply a place with really dark skies.

Askin Avenue and Riverside Drive

Members of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada’s Windsor chapter will be set up with around 10 people along the River at Askin. They are prepared to talk and help inform people who come to visit and stargaze with them. They will be set up from 7:45 to 11pm.

Point Pelee National Park

Point Pelee is offering extended hours and free admission to view the moon from here.

Belle Isle

Situated in the middle of the River, Belle Isle will offer a largely unobstructed view of the night sky. It will also be free of much of the light pollution of the city.

Milliken State Park

For a downtown location, this is an unusually great place to see open skies.

 

Got any other great places that you’re going to view the eclipse from? Let us know in the comments below!

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