Blood Moon to light up the evening sky on May 26

Blood Moon to light up the evening sky on May 26

May 25, 2021 0 By The Sun Monitor
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Sky watchers throughout much of the world will witness a blood moon on Wednesday, May 26.

On a clear sky, sky watchers in North America, Australia, Pacific, and Asia will see the moon turns into red or ruddy brown. Many may see it blood-red, thus the moniker “blood moon.”

It is difficult, however, to predict how red the moon could become, NASA officials said.

The officials said the lingering dust in the air can have “an effect.”

“Keep in mind there have been a couple of prominent volcanic eruptions recently,” they added.

Blood moon

It could be spooky, but it has no special astrological significance. It occurs when the moon is in a total lunar eclipse when it passes through the shadow of the Earth.

Wednesday’s total lunar eclipse will last for only 14 minutes. But the Earth’s shadow will continue to partially cover the moon for several hours.

The last total lunar eclipse occurred in 2019. It coincided with the supermoon and the Full Wolf Moon. That is why some people called it as “Super Blood Wolf Moon.”

It will appear again on May 16, 2022.

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