May lunar eclipse live: Blood Moon 2021
'Blood moon' 2021 | live
More images of the the "Super Flower Blood Moon" captured from around the world. The event is not set to happen again until 2033.
A celestial event like this year's Blood Super Moon is not expected until 2033. AJ+ shares shots captured around the world as many begin to witness the unique event.
This is truly a global phenomenon with people from Indonesia to California able to see the moon in a whole new light. New York Times reports on Blood Moon and what causes our celestial buddy to appear orange.
National Public Radio shows off beautiful time lapse captured of the Blood Moon featuring the Statue of Liberty in New York City.
The full moon, known as the 'Super Flower Moon', is seen behind Stonehenge stone circle near Amesbury, Britain, May 26, 2021 on Wednesday morning. (Photo: REUTERS/Peter Cziborra)
Super Flower Moon rises in clear sky over Sydney Opera House
The year's biggest full moon, known as the Super Flower Moon, rose in a clear evening sky over the Sydney Opera House on Wednesday to the delight of amateur photographers positioned just across the water to capture the moment.
The moon was at the closest point to Earth in its orbit, making it appear about 7% larger and 15% brighter than normal.
The May full moon is known as the Flower Moon as it occurs when spring flowers are in bloom.
This Super Flower Moon will also feature the first total lunar eclipse in more than two years, during which the moon will pass through the Earth's shadow. It will appear red, which is known as a blood moon, because light is scattered through the Earth's atmosphere, much like during a sunset.
The eclipse will be seen in Sydney when the moon is much higher in the sky. The eclipse was due to take place in the early morning hours in western North America, with people in Alaska and Hawaii poised to get the best views. It will also be visible in southern Chile and Argentina.
The full moon, known as the 'Super Flower Moon', is seen over the Anitkabir, the mausoleum of modern Turkey's founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, in Ankara, Turkey.
Unlike a solar eclipse, the phenomenon of the 'blood moon' will be safely visible to the naked eye.
During a Super Moon, the moon is closest to Earth, at a distance of just 360,000 kilometres (225,000 miles).
The peak viewing time for the eclipse will be between 4:11 a.m. and 4:26 a.m. PT on the U.S. West Coast or 9:11 p.m. to 9:26 p.m. AEST in Australia (1111 GMT to 1126 GMT), according to the observatories.
The next total lunar eclipse will be May 15-16, 2022.
The eclipse will happen in the early morning hours on Wednesday in western North America, with people in Alaska and Hawaii getting the best views. It can also be seen in southern Chile and Argentina. Skygazers in all of Australia and New Zealand and parts of Southeast Asia can see the eclipse on Wednesday evening.
For stargazers in parts of the world where the event is not visible or obscured by clouds, some observatories will webcast the eclipse.
The full moon on Wednesday will be the year's biggest "supermoon" and feature the first total lunar eclipse in more than two years.
During the eclipse, the full moon will pass through the Earth's shadow. It appears red, known as a "blood moon", as light is scattered through the Earth's atmosphere, much like during a sunset. In addition, the moon will be at perigee, or the closest point to Earth in its orbit, making it appear about 7% larger than normal and 15% brighter or a "super moon,"
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the May eclipse creating a phenomenon known as the 'blood moon'.