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(dailynews.com) When the “supermoon” lunar eclipse starts Sunday, Californians won’t be able to see it.

That’s because the 72-minute lunar eclipse, which falls during the harvest moon, starts at 6:07 p.m., but the sun isn’t expected to set until 6:43 p.m. As the moon rises in the east, it will already be partially eclipsed and will appear reddish.

The last supermoon lunar eclipse was more than three decades ago, and the next one will be in 18 years. Since 1900, there have been only five of these rare lunar eclipses, which appear 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter, according to NASA.

The moon will be completely covered at 7:11 p.m., but its darkest moment will be at 7:47 p.m., according to timeanddate.com. The total eclipse will end at 8:23 p.m., and the entire show will be over at 9:27 p.m.

Before the excitement starts, NASA TV at goo.gl/OdcWFQ will broadcast a live stream from 5 to 8:30 p.m. from Marshall Space Flight Center in Alabama. Mitzi Adams, a NASA solar physicist at Marshall, will talk about the eclipse and answer Twitter questions using @askNASA. The stream will switch to live feed from Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles afterward.

Unlike the recent Perseid meteor shower, people can witness the supermoon lunar eclipse from anywhere in California as long as there is a clear view of the eastern horizon. However, some places are having viewing parties.

• Griffith Observatory will host a free public viewing from 6:30 to 9:45 p.m. Steinway & Sons and the Los Angeles Philharmonic will provide live piano music. Young pianist Ray Ushikubo will perform. Live viewing is also available online at livestream.com/GriffithObservatoryTV.

• The Bowtie Project will have a “Reading by Moonrise” event at 2800 Casitas Ave., Los Angeles. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and the reading starts at 7. The Los Angeles Astronomical Society will provide telescopes. RSVP online at clockshop.org.

• A small group is expected to be at Old Town Sidewalk Astronomer’s Corner at 114 W. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena.

• The Fullerton Arboretum will have a viewing party from 6 to 9 p.m. Entry is $5.

• UC Riverside’s Department of Physics and Astronomy will host a viewing and public talk in Parking Lot 30 from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.