The full moon on Wednesday is the biggest “super moon” of the year and features a total lunar eclipse for the first time in more than two years.
During the solar eclipse, the full moon passes through the shadows of the earth. As at sunset, the light scatters into the Earth’s atmosphere, making it appear red, known as the “blood moon.” In addition, according to astronomers, the moon is at perigee, the point closest to Earth in orbit, about 7 percent larger and 15 percent brighter than normal, or looking like a “supermoon.” The full moon in May is called “Flower Moon” because it occurs when spring flowers bloom.
In summary, it becomes “Super Flower Blood Moon”.
The solar eclipse occurs early Wednesday morning in western North America, giving Alaskan and Hawaiian people the best views. It is also found in southern Chile and Argentina. All of Australia and New Zealand, and some Skygazers in Southeast Asia, can see a solar eclipse on Wednesday night.
For some stargazers in the world where the event is invisible or not hidden in the clouds, some observatories webcast the eclipse.
Griffith Observatory In Los Angeles, live views will be streamed from 1:45 AM Pacific Standard Time. Lowell Observatory Flagstaff, Arizona will begin broadcasting at 2:30 AM Pacific Standard Time. South Australian Astronomical Society It will also be broadcast live on Facebook and YouTube from 7pm ACST.
According to the observatory, the peak viewing time for a solar eclipse is from 4:11 am to 4:26 pm Pacific Standard Time on the west coast of the United States and from 9:11 pm to 9:26 pm in Australia.
The next total lunar eclipse will be May 15-16, 2022.
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