First ‘blood moon’ in three years expected Wednesday night

Lunar Eclipse 2021 Date Time And Dos And Don'ts For Blood Moon

A super flower blood moon causes the moon to appear up to 14 percent bigger with an orange-red hue as it crosses the Earth's shadow.

Here are photos from around the world of Wednesday morning's lunar eclipse.

Stargazers across the Pacific looked upon the skies to see a rare "Super Blood Moon", as the heavens aligned to produce a spectacular lunar eclipse.

But so far no apocalyptic consequences have been recorded from these celestial shows and, assuming all goes well on Wednesday, the next Super Blood Moon is expected to take place in 2033. It got out of the shadow at around 9:53 p.m.

Anyone living between Australia and the United States was able to see an enormous, bright, red Moon if the skies were clear. While the total eclipse will be just 15 minutes, the entire show will last five hours, as Earth's shadow gradually covers the moon, then starts to ebb.

Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon, Washington: 4:11-4:25 a.m.

The Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles will stream live views beginning at 1:45 a.m. Some hypothesized that the December 22, 2018, eruption of Anak Krakatau in Indonesia darkened the 2019 eclipse, since pollutants in Earth's atmosphere filter sunlight reaching the moon. During a solar eclipse, the moon passes between the Earth and the sun, plunging our planet's landscape into a nocturnal darkness. It will be the last one of the year, as the previous supermoon of 2021 took place on April 26, when it was a Pink Full Moon.

As the eclipse deepened, it appeared as though half the moon had vanished.

When will the Super Flower Moon be visible?

The lunar eclipse is safe to view with the naked eye, unlike a solar eclipse, which involves staring directly at the sun.

The meaning of the name "Flower Moon" is obvious: Flowers bloom in abundance this time of year.

The eclipse began as the moon edged into the Earth's outer shadow, called the penumbra.

When is the next lunar eclipse?

Totality plunged the moon in a deep red glow, slightly warmer in color than the dark brown lunar eclipse of January 2019.

We're in for another treat this year: A partial lunar eclipse will be visible in North America on November 19, 2021. The next total lunar eclipse over North America will occur on Monday, May 16, 2022, almost a year from now.

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