May’s Full Blood Flower Super Moon Weekend Is Clear
After a good spring bor’easter we like to have an old fashioned super blood moon at the beach.
The lunar eclipse this weekend is the only one we will see in North America this year. This is also a faster lunar eclipse, only lasting two hours. Which is great considering some of the times these start and last into the late twilight hours. May 2022’s lunar eclipse will occur Sunday May 15th, starting at 10:28 p.m. EDT. This is the partial eclipse (shadow) that leads into the full blood moon. Which is at peak at 12:11 a.m. EDT and then the partial eclipse will end at 1:55 a.m. EDT.
Lunar eclipses are safe to watch with the naked eye. So far the cloud cover is looking just fine. I mean considering the past week would you be surprised to not see the sky? NASA Science will YouTube broadcast the blood moon live starting at 9:32 p.m. EDT May 15 (0132 GMT May 16).
The earth’s shadow will cross the moon, then you will start to see red fill the shadow until it is fully red. It is really cool to watch.
The super full moon is in reference to the moon in perigee. Meaning it is closer to the earth than normal, due to its elliptical orbit so it appears larger and smaller at times.
The Earth will pass between the moon and the sun and a lunar eclipse will occur. At the peak of the eclipse the moon will have a red hue. It has been dubbed the blood moon due to the color it turns from the suns reflection. In ancient times this caused big feelings and all kinds of religious rituals. I mean who doesn’t like a good blood moon sacrifice.