A supermoon which will turn blood red

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Total lunar eclipse on Wednesday, May 26, will make supermoon turn blood red. This moon is also a supermoon and the closest full moon of the year. It will appear infinitesimally larger to skywatchers on Earth. On May 26, the moon will reach its fullest at 7:14 a.m. EDT (1114 UTC). However, the full moon reaches perigee, or its closest distance to Earth, the day before at 9:21 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, May 25 (0121 May 26 UTC). Usually, the moon is an average of 240,000 miles (384,500 km) from Earth, but at that moment, the full moon will be 222,022 miles (357,311 km) from Earth. Some areas of the world and all of the United States will be able to see at least parts of the lunar eclipse, including its partial and penumbral phases.

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During a lunar eclipse, the Earth passes between the moon and the sun, meaning that Earth’s shadow falls on the moon. The entire eclipse will last for about five hours. It’s perfectly fine to look directly at the moon during the lunar eclipse. binoculars can help you see the moon’s rough terrain, while a telescope will help you zero in on distinct features, such as cracks in the moon’s surface known as rilles, which formed when ancient lava on the moon once filled basins before cooling and contracting, The next big lunar event, a partial lunar eclipse, will happen on Nov. 19, 2021.