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2014 Supermoon

If Sunday’s supermoon and lunar eclipse don’t seem exciting enough, we also had a little earthquake.

The U.S. Geological Survey recorded a magnitude 2.0 quake about three miles northeast of Louisa at 2:04 p.m. Sunday. The temblor was in the Central Virginia Seismic Zone, which has experienced hundreds of aftershocks since the magnitude 5.8 earthquake that rocked the East Coast in August 2011.

The chance you felt Sunday’s quake was probably about as good as your chance of seeing tonight’s lunar eclipse, thanks to cloud cover.

But whether visible through the clouds or not, a total lunar eclipse will mask the moon’s “larger-than-life face,” starting at 10:11 p.m. and peaking at 10:47 p.m., according to NASA. It’s the first time in 30 years that a supermoon has coincided with a total lunar eclipse.

NASA will live stream the eclipse from 8 p.m. until at least 11:30 p.m.


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