When can you see the super flower blood moon lunar eclipse

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If you enjoy watching the full moon every month, the moon hour in May will get you extra excited. Not only the flower moon in summer, but also a total lunar eclipse.

On May 16, a super bloody lunar eclipse is taking place. More specifically, it’s a super bloody lunar eclipse, which will peak at 12:11AM ET on May 16. However, you will be able to watch the partial eclipse on May 15 starting at 10:32 p.m. ET.

During a solar eclipse, the moon may appear more orange and brown as it turns full blood red at its peak and is visible from much of the eastern United States.

Those who live in the Midwest or Southwest or West Coast will be able to watch most or some of the event. You can check out NASA’s View Map for more details.

But how did this event get such a name, and why is it so special?

Well, the first is the lunar eclipse. During this time, the Sun, Earth, and Moon are perfectly aligned, with the Moon passing through Earth’s shadow. At the height of a lunar eclipse, the moon glows reddishly, making it a blood moon lunar eclipse.

As for the “flower” bit, each full moon has a traditional name, often derived from Native American traditions (such as wolf moon and worm moon).

May is the Flower Month because it’s when the flowers finally start to appear. The “super” moon is simply brighter and larger in the sky because it’s closest to Earth.

So, gather the kids, grab a blanket, choose a good viewing spot, and get ready to stare.


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