What a mouthful! So what is the Super Flower Blood Moon and can we see it in the Miami Valley?
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Super: This month on May 26 at 7:13 a.m. the moon will become full. It is becoming full at the same time it is closest to earth in orbit so that makes it a supermoon.
Flower: This full moon is also referred to as the Flower moon because spring flowers are plentiful this month.
Blood: A lunar eclipse is called a blood moon because it can have a reddish tint sometimes. The color of the eclipse depends on the amount of clouds and particles in the air. When the Earth moves between the Sun and Moon causing them to align, the Earth’s shadow is cast on the moon. If the moon is totally covered by the Earth’s shadow it is known as a total lunar eclipse. The eclipse in May is a total lunar eclipse.
Don’t get too excited though, the totality of the eclipse will be happening once the moon sets.
This means, as the reddish tint is developing, the moon is dropping below the horizon here in the Miami Valley. Still, of you have a clear view of the southwest sky, you might be able to notice the change.
Clouds will also make it a little harder to watch the show. If you want to try and look or just enjoy the full moon setting on one side of the sky and the sun rising on the other, here are some important times. The eclipse will begin at 5:44 a.m. The partial eclipse starts at 6:15 a.m. and then the moon sets by 6:18 a.m.
This is the first total lunar eclipse since January of 2019.
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