What time is the Blood Moon lunar eclipse? | Live Science


A Blood Moon total lunar eclipse will occur this weekend, and here’s when to watch it.

The sun, moon and Earth will align Sunday night for a total lunar eclipse on May 15, which occurs when the Earth moves into place between the sun and the full moon. As a result, the Earth casts a giant shadow across the lunar surface, giving the moon a striking reddish hue — which is why lunar eclipses are also referred to as blood moons.

Sunday’s full moon is also considered a supermoon, meaning it looks bigger and brighter than usual because it’s at the closest point to Earth in its orbit, also known as perigee.

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