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A supermoon eclipse is a rare sight and dozens of people gathered at the Griffith Park Observatory to see it Sunday night. (KABC)

A supermoon eclipse is a rare sight and dozens of people gathered at the Griffith Park Observatory to see it Sunday night.

The double feature with the full moon making its closest approach to earth combined with a full lunar eclipse hasn't been seen since 1982 and won't happen again until 2033.

At the observatory, young and old turned out to see the rare sight, and many amateur astronomers set up their large telescopes. The observatory's official viewing sight also gave visitors an up-close look.

Watch Leanne Suter's report as the celestial event drew near.
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