Mild with gray skies Sunday

Supermoon, total lunar eclipse Sunday night


DETROIT – Sunday will be cloudy and mild. A supermoon and total lunar eclipse will coincide for the first time in 33 years Sunday night, and there's a slight chance of Detroiters catching a glimpse of it.

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Sunday morning will be mostly cloudy and cool with temperatures in the upper 50s and low 60s. Families going to the JDRF One Walk For A World Without Type 1 (Diabetes) in Warren will need their jackets to remain comfortable and warm. Local4Caster Brandon Roux will be there. There's a slight chance of sprinkles throughout the day, but most neighborhoods will remain dry.

Sunday afternoon will be cloudy and mild with a 5 to 10 mph southeasterly wind. Highs will be in the low 70s. Tailgaters outside Ford Field should face cooperating weather while they grill and play parking lot games.

Sunday evening will be mostly cloudy but remain dry with temperatures in the 60s.

A supermoon and lunar eclipse occur for the first time in 33 years Sunday night. A supermoon happens when the moon is at its closest point to earth in its orbit. A lunar eclipse occurs with the sun, Earth and moon line up with the Earth in the middle so its shadow goes over the moon. Earth's atmosphere absorbs the sun's blue light, and this is why the moon appears red. The partial lunar eclipse begins at 9:07pm ET. The total lunar eclipse goes from 10:11pm ET to 11:23pm ET. By 11pm ET and afterward, a few breaks in the overcast may appear for a brief view of the celestial event.

Monday will be sunnier with highs in the upper 70s. Tuesday has a chance of much needed rain with a cold front. Highs will be near 75 degrees. Wednesday and Thursday will be sunnier and cooler with highs in the middle and upper 60s.


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