How to watch the upcoming ‘Super Flower Blood Moon’ solar eclipse

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© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: A combination of nine pictures shows how the full moon turns into the “Super Blood Wolf Moon” during a total lunar eclipse in Frankfurt on January 21, 2019. REUTERS / Kai Pfaffenbach / File Photo

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By Lisa Shumaker

(Reuters) – Wednesday’s full moon will be the largest “supermoon” of the year and the first total lunar eclipse in more than two years.

During the solar eclipse, the full moon will go through the shadow of the earth. It appears red, known as the “blood moon,” because light is scattered through the Earth’s atmosphere, much like it would during a sunset. In addition, the moon is at perigee or closest to Earth in its orbit, making it about 7% larger than normal and 15% brighter or appearing as a “super moon”, according to astronomers. The full moon in May is known as the “flower moon” because it occurs when spring flowers are in bloom.

Taken together, it results in a “Super Flower Blood Moon”.

The solar eclipse will occur in the early hours of the morning in western North America on Wednesday, with the people of Alaska and Hawaii having the best views. It can also be seen in southern Chile and Argentina. Sky watchers across Australia and New Zealand, as well as parts of Southeast Asia, can watch the solar eclipse on Wednesday evening. (Map of the Eclipse Path) https: //

For stargazers in parts of the world where the event is not visible or obscured by clouds, some observatories will webcast the solar eclipse.

The Griffith Observatory https://griffithobservatory.org/event/lunar-eclipse-online-broadcast-may-26-2021 in Los Angeles will broadcast live views starting at 1:45 a.m. (0845 GMT). The Lowell Observatory https://lowell.edu/event/streaming-lunar-eclipse-live in Flagstaff, Arizona will begin broadcasting at 2:30 am (09:30 GMT). The Astronomical Society of South Australia http://assa.org.au/tle will also be broadcast live on Facebook (NASDAQ 🙂 and YouTube from 7 p.m. ACST (09:30 GMT).

According to the observatories, the maximum viewing time for the solar eclipse will be between 4:11 a.m. and 4:26 a.m. PT on the west coast of the USA or between 9:11 p.m. and 9:26 p.m. AEST in Australia (1111 GMT to 1126 GMT).

The next total lunar eclipse will take place from May 15 to 16, 2022.

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