The Largest and Brightest Supermoon of the Year Is Happening in May

May’s full moon can also officially be called a “blood moon” thanks to the total lunar eclipse that is set to occur in the early morning of May 26.

 

On Wednesday, May 26, the full moon will peak in the night sky. This month, not only are we treated to a supermoon, but we’ll also get to witness a blood red moon caused by a total lunar eclipse.

According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, May’s full moon was dubbed the Full Flower Moon by Native Americans since May is when blossoms finally bloom. However, this year, May’s full moon can also officially be called a “blood moon” thanks to the total lunar eclipse that is set to occur in the early morning of May 26.

The Almanac states that the total lunar eclipse will best be viewed by those of us in the western part of Canada.

While in the shadow of the Earth, the moon will appear to be a orange-red tint. The last Super Blood Moon occurred in 2019.

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