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Supermoon and Lunar Eclipse Over North Texas

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    North Texas skies were the host of a reddish supermoon and a lunar eclipse, a combination that hasn't happened for 30 years and won't happen again until 2033.

    The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History's Noble Planetarium and the Fort Worth Astronomical Society hosted a watch party.

    With mostly clear skies, hundreds of NBC 5 viewers emailed us their photos to iSee@nbcdfw.com.

    It's the first time the events have made a twin appearance since 1982, and they won't again until 2033.
    When a full moon makes its closest approach to Earth, it appears bigger and brighter than usual and is known as a supermoon.

    That will coincide with a full lunar eclipse where the moon, Earth and sun will be lined up, with Earth's shadow totally obscuring the moon.