The complete “supermoon” will appear rusty-reddish in some parts of the United States due to a total lunar eclipse on May 26, 2021.
On Wednesday, May 26, all eyes will be on the sky because a total lunar eclipse will occur as the complete “supermoon” begins to set in the early morning.
Although the lunar eclipse will be spectacular in some parts of the United States, the moon will turn a reddish-brown “blood” color, skywatchers in other parts of the country, including New York, Jersey, and Pennsylvania, will miss out.
“It’ll just look like a full moon to us in the east,” said Amie Gallagher, director of the planetarium at Raritan Valley Community College in Somerset County.
According to Gallagher, it all comes down to timing, which noted that the lunar eclipse. When the full moon moves across the Earth’s shadow, it will begin in our area shortly after the moon sets in the west-southwestern sky.
People in other time zones in the United States will get to see a good show, according to Gallagher and other astronomy experts, because it’s still dark outside and the moon is visible in the sky.
“Unfortunately, those living in the eastern third of the United States will see little or nothing of this event because when the visual show begins, the moon will either be approaching or has already set,” says Space.com.
“Those who live in the central and especially the far-western states have the advantage of seeing at least the first half. If not the majority, of the eclipse before moonset,” according to the astronomy website.
“The umbral phase of the eclipse will be visible from start to finish along with a slice of the United States Pacific Coast. as well as the southern and western parts of Alaska and all of Hawaii.”
Even for those who are unable to witness the lunar eclipse. They will see a supermoon, which will be slightly larger and brighter than a typical full moon due to its orbit being closer to Earth during its fullest phase.
As a result, the May “flower moon,” also known as a “super flower blood moon” by some, will appear 99 percent complete on Tuesday night, May 25. It will be full-on Wednesday night, May 26, and 98 percent full on Thursday night, May 27.
According to some experts, the May supermoon will be the largest of the year.