Skywatchers around the world have been treated toOf the year in the early hours of Wednesday May 26, not just a super moon. But also including the so-called lunar eclipse “Blood Moon” as well
According to NASA, the bloody moon occurs during a total lunar eclipse when the Earth is in a direct position between the moon and the sun. Earth’s atmosphere filters sunlight scattering blue light. But let the red light shine through
Wednesday is still the best Super Moon of the year. Super moons occur when the moon is larger than usual in the night sky because it is at the closest point to Earth in orbit, known as perigee.
The full moon of May is also known as the “Flower Moon”;, named for the abundance of flowers associated with spring in the Northern Hemisphere.
Astrophotographers around the world capture incredible images clearly visible in Asia and Australia, as well as the United States and South America.