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'Super Flower Blood Moon' Lunar Eclipse Will Happen This Weekend

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'Super Flower Blood Moon' Lunar Eclipse Will Happen This Weekend

'Super Flower Blood Moon' Lunar Eclipse Will Happen This Weekend

'Super Flower Blood Moon' , Lunar Eclipse , Will Happen This Weekend.

The 'super flower blood moon' lunar eclipse will begin on Sunday, May 15.

It begins at exactly 10:27 p.m.

EST and takes about an hour to reach totality.

There is no harm in looking directly at the moon as there is with a solar eclipse.

A lunar eclipse happens as the Earth moves in between the sun and a full moon.

This causes the light that hits the moon to shift in color from gray to red.

The name blood moon is derived from the deep reddish color that is the result of the eclipse.

This moon is also a supermoon, so named because it appears larger in the sky.

Because the orbit of the moon is not a perfect circle, the moon is sometimes closer to the Earth than at other times during its orbit, NASA, via 'USA Today'.

A supermoon is usually around 7 percent larger in the sky ... .

... and 15 percent brighter than a standard full moon.

According to 'The Old Farmer's Almanac,' 2022 will be host to four supermoons.

The moon on Sunday will also be a "flower" moon.

'The Old Farmer's Almanac' states that a "flower" moon is so named as "flowers spring forth across North America in abundance this month.".

According to NASA, May's supermoon is also known as a corn planting moon and a milk moon.

Moons derive their names from multiple sources including Indigenous, Colonial American and European


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