Yes, we indeed have another supermoon this month. And the full moon on May 26, 2021, is truly stunning. Not only will it be the largest and brightest super moon of the year, but it will also be under a total lunar eclipse.
This means that unlike Super Pink Moon, which was by no means pink, Super Blood Moon will be red.
We refer to the full moon of May by another name: Super Blood Moon. This is because the full moon of this month coincides with the full moon. As the moon passes through the shadow of the earth, it remembers a rusty colour reminiscent of blood, so it’s not just one supermoon.
This reddish colour is best seen from the edge of the Pacific Ocean or the west coast of North America (plus Alaska and Hawaii), the east coast of Asia, the east half of Australia, and the whole of New Zealand. Elsewhere, it may take only one red.
The moon has no static distance from the earth and its orbit is elliptical, meaning that it is sometimes closer to us and sometimes farther away. A supermoon occurs when a full moon occurs at a point in orbit close to Earth (typically 90% of the closest distance).
Watch this astronomical sight on May 26th. The eclipse lasts from 9:45 a.m. local time (UTC) to 12:52 a.m. local time (2:45 a.m. PDT to 5:52 a.m. PDT), and totals from 11:11 a.m. local time to 11:26 local time (4:11 AM PDT to 4:26 AM PDT.) If you are not in a place where the eclipse is visible, do not worry, because you can still get from Super SuperMoon on the evening of May 25 Enjoy the morning of May 26. Just remember that it does not turn red.
If you want to get an eclipse or the SuperMoon, observatories around the world will broadcast the event live. NASA has also distributed solar eclipses in the past.