Total lunar eclipses aren’t anything new in astronomy, but when they occur, they deserve all the attention of the beholders. Such an event means when our planet stands between the Sun and the Moon, hiding our natural satellite from any sunlight. That’s when a so-called ‘blood moon’ occurs.
As HypeBeast.com reveals, the second supermoon of 2021 will dominate the night sky as a ‘blood moon’ on May 26. Thanks to NASA, we have a pretty good idea of what exactly will happen:
When this happens, the only light that reaches the Moon’s surface is from the edges of the Earth’s atmosphere.
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The air molecules from Earth’s atmosphere scatter out most of the blue light. The remaining light reflects onto the Moon’s surface with a red glow, making the Moon appear red in the night sky.
The ‘Flower Moon’ from next week occurs due to the Moon approaching Earth at less than 90 percent of perigee. While combining with the total lunar eclipse and the resulting blood moon, the ‘Super Flower Blood Moon’ will appear for only 14 minutes.
Partially visible almost everywhere at night
Pretty much everyone will get to delights his eyes with the rare Moon on May 26, as the event will be visible from most of the U.S. and South America, as well as from parts of Asia and Australia. The best places from where to spot the rare Moon is in the western states, Hawaii and Alaska. However, when it comes to those living in the U.S., the eclipse is fully visible only from Alaska and Hawaii.
Thanks to the Virtual Telescope Project, a live feed of the celestial event will be available starting at 3 a.m. PDT on May 26.