A flower-filled super blood moon is blooming in the night sky.
If the sky is clear right now, look outside tonight (Sunday, May 15) and early Monday (May 16) to see the red moon eclipse.
The event takes place during the Flower Moon, the full moon of May, and it is also a supermoon tonight. These two milestones together make this the Super Flower Blood Moon of May 2022.
You can watch the lunar eclipse online in a series of live webcasts until 2:50 a.m. EDT (0650 GMT) on May 16.
“This is really evocative, like a telescopic view of Mars,” Slooh astronomer Bob Berman said during an astronomy webcast service live broadcast on Sunday (May 15).
Over the US East Coast, the sky show began at 9:32 p.m. Sunday (May 15; 01:32 GMT May 16), when the Moon entered the penumbra, the brightest part of the Earth’s shadow, which occurs when the Earth only partially obscures the sun.
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The blood moon will peak at 00:11 EDT (04:11 GMT) on Monday (May 16). The total eclipse will end at 12:53 am EDT (0453 GMT) and then the moon will leave the umbra completely at 1:55 am EDT (0555 GMT). Note that the penumbra will continue for another hour.
The next total lunar eclipse, on November 8, 2022, will peak over the Pacific Ocean, with totality visible in the western US, eastern Asia, and Australia.
If you plan to observe or photograph the lunar eclipse, you can find some useful tips in our guide. And you can also share your best snapshots with us.
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