Moon goes blood red this weekend: 'Eclipse for the Americas'
Lunar Eclipse FILE - Light shines from a total lunar eclipse over Santa Monica Beach in Santa Monica, Calif., Wednesday, May 26, 2021. A total lunar eclipse will grace the night skies this weekend, providing longer than usual thrills for stargazers across North and South America. Chiu)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — (AP) — A total lunar eclipse will grace the night skies this weekend, providing longer than usual thrills for stargazers across North and South America. There’ll be another lengthy total lunar eclipse in November, with Africa and Europe lucking out again, but not the Americas. ___The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute’s Department of Science Education.wftv.com
Cosmic 2-for-1: Total lunar eclipse combines with supermoon
Lunar Eclipse FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 21, 2019 file photo, the Earth's shadow falls across the full moon seen above Brighton, southeast England. The first total lunar eclipse in more than two years coincides with a supermoon this week for a cosmic show. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File) (Alastair Grant)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — (AP) — The first total lunar eclipse in more than two years coincides with a supermoon this week for quite a cosmic show. Better look quick: The total eclipse will last about 15 minutes as Earth passes directly between the moon and the sun. The next total lunar eclipse will be May 2022.wftv.com
‘Blood moon,’ super moon: What time, how to watch the lunar eclipse happening on May 26
Blood moon eclipse coming May 26 The first total lunar eclipse of 2021 will take place near the end of May, and it could be an impressive one. (@Ramon Suarez/Getty Images/iStockphoto)The first total lunar eclipse of 2021 will take place near the end of May, and it could be an impressive one. A total lunar eclipse happens when Earth passes between a full moon and the sun. The website Mreclipse.com explains it this way:“During a total lunar eclipse, the Earth blocks the Sun’s light from reaching the Moon. The blood moon total eclipse will be the first one since Jan. 21, 2019.wftv.com
Lunar eclipses: What are they & when is the next one?
Below, you'll find the science and history of lunar eclipses, learn how they work, and see a list of the next ones on tap. This will be the first of four penumbral lunar eclipses in 2020. Image 2 of 4 (Image credit: Fred Espenak/NASA) Penumbral Lunar Eclipse of June 5, 2020 The moon will again take on a slight saturation during the penumbral lunar eclipse of June, 5 2020. Image 4 of 4 (Image credit: Fred Espenak/NASA) Penumbral Lunar Eclipse of Nov. 30, 2020 The moon will have a tea-stained appearance across most of its face during the final penumbral lunar eclipse of 2020. According to NASA, two to four solar eclipses occur each year, while lunar eclipses are less frequent.space.com