Seeing the Super Flower Blood Moon Up Close –

Seeing the Super Flower Blood Moon Up Close – fr

Photos from the total lunar eclipse that took place on Tuesday night show the moon bathed in an eerie reddish glow as it passed through Earth’s shadow.

Enthusiastic sky watchers had dubbed the eclipse the flower blood super moon because it simultaneously combined three lunar phenomena: a super moon, a total lunar eclipse, and a blood moon. As a supermoon, the moon appears up to 14% larger and 30% brighter in the sky, because the natural satellite’s orbit brings it closest to Earth, compared to when the moon is furthest away. of the earth. The moon will also pass entirely in Earth’s shadow – an eclipse – and because of the light filtered through Earth’s atmosphere during this event, it will take on a reddish hue – a blood moon.

In areas where the weather was clear, the eclipse was visible in western North and South America, as the moon set early in the morning; and across Oceania, Australia and East Asia during moonrise in the evening. It was the first total lunar eclipse since 2019.

The moon was completely shaded by Earth for almost 15 minutes.

The moon set over Stonehenge near Amesbury in southern England.

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Drawbridges rose above the Neva in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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The moon has risen in Skopje, North Macedonia.

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The full moon seen during the Sydney partial eclipse.

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A man leaves after fishing in the Missouri River.

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In folklore, the full moon of May is known as the flower moon because it occurs in the form of spring flowers in the northern hemisphere. The Farmer’s Almanac popularized the term, attributing it to the Algonquin people of North America. The almanac notes that other Native American crops have traditional names for the May full moon, including the budding moon, the laying moon, and the frog moon.

Lunar eclipses occur naturally as the Earth passes between the sun and the moon, blocking sunlight that normally illuminates the moon’s grayish-white cratered surface.

The next total lunar eclipse will occur on May 16, 2022, when once again a distinct blood moon will shine in the night sky.

A super moon of flowers has risen through the low clouds over San Diego.

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