This Wednesday will mark the full moon, and ONLY total lunar eclipse of 2021, as well as the biggest “supermoon” of the year.
The full moon in May is known as the “Flower Moon” which is why it is coined the “Super Flower Blood Moon”. It’s a rare occurrence when you have a full moon, super moon and lunar eclipse all at the same time.
A lunar eclipse is when the Earths shadowblocks the sunlight and reflects off the moon, causing it to appear red. However, this year the moon will also reach the perigree, where it appears larger than an average full moon, making it a “Supermoon”.
So when can you see it? According to Space.com, it’s expected to begin on early Wednesday morning at 4:47am, with a partial eclipse at 5:44am. The full eclipse will occur at 7:11am, and is expected to end at 7:25am.