StyleBible Preview

PSA: Don't Miss the Super Blood Moon This Wednesday, May 26

Experience a super moon and a total lunar eclipse at the same time!
PSA: Don't Miss the Super Blood Moon This Wednesday, May 26
IMAGE shutterstock.com
Experience a super moon and a total lunar eclipse at the same time!

If you missed the Super Pink Moon last month, don’t worry because there’s an even better astronomical event coming this May 26, 2021.

Officially dubbed the “Super Flower Blood Moon,” certain parts of the globe will experience a lunar eclipse and a super moon at the same time. According to NASA, a Super Moon occurs when the moon is full and is at its closest point to Earth (perigee) during its orbit, hence it will look bigger and brighter to skywatchers. 

This Super Moon will coincide with the only Total Lunar Eclipse (alternatively called a Blood Moon) of 2021. As you may have already gleaned from the Pink Moon last month, the Blood Moon won't actually be—well, bloody. But it will emanate a “deep, rosy glow” that will look a rusty red color to the naked eye.

This happens when the sun and moon are aligned on opposite sides of the Earth at a precise time. “During this alignment, Earth blocks some of the Sun’s light from reaching the full moon,” NASA explains. “Our atmosphere filters the light as it passes, softening the edge of our planet’s shadow,” giving the moon a reddish shade.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Fortunately, PAGASA reports that this rare celestial event will be visible to us in the Philippines. The eclipse will begin at 4:47 p.m., Philippine time, and will end at 9:49 p.m., so make sure to set your alarms.

They also ensured skywatchers that the eclipse is safe to watch and, “observers need not use any kind of protective filters for the eyes. A pair of binocular will help magnify the view and will make the red coloration of the Moon brighter.”

Related Stories from Preview.ph

CONTINUE READING BELOW
Recommended Videos

Hey, Preview readers! Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Tiktok, and Twitter to stay up to speed on all things trendy and creative. We’ll curate the most stylish feed for you!

COMMENTS