Super Blood Moon 2021: Hypnotic Pictures of the Super-Celestial Event
People across the world waited eagerly for the night of May 26, 2021, for a celestial event known as a super blood moon. As the earth’s shadow slithered across the moon and the eclipse deepened, half of the moon seemed to have vanished while the other half looked hazed in the middle with a bright outer edge.
A super blood moon is when a full lunar eclipse corresponds with a supermoon, which is when the moon is particularly close to the earth and appears brighter than usual. For about 15 minutes, the moon appears to turn red during this cosmic event.
The eclipse started as the moon moved into the earth’s outer shadow, known as the penumbra. It happened in the early morning hours of Wednesday in Western North America, with people in Alaska and Hawaii enjoying the best views.
Southern Chile and Argentina, all of Australia and New Zealand and parts of Southeast Asia also had the joy of witnessing this beautiful occurring.
Here are some more pictures of Super Blood Moon 2021, shared by the netizens.
That’s no ordinary moon—it’s a supermoon with a total lunar eclipse!
Here’s how (and where) you can spot it.
— NASA Armstrong (@NASAArmstrong) May 25, 2021
— scott budman (@scottbudman) May 26, 2021
The #flowermoon rises on 26th May. It is the biggest & brightest of the 2 #supermoons this year, as it is closest to the earth. It coincides with a total #lunareclipse in some parts of the world, albeit not visible in the UK. #FullMoon: 07:13 EDT, 12:13 BST #FairytaleTuesday pic.twitter.com/VF2U1017Il
— Maude Frome (@frome_maude) May 25, 2021
— Jeremy Moore (@JeremyDanMoore) May 26, 2021
— Jamal 🇵🇸 | Anisha 🌝 (@asstheticssss) May 26, 2021
— Ian Griffin (@iangriffin) May 26, 2021
— Anne Eberhardt Keogh (@BH_AEberhardt) May 25, 2021
☁️% cloud cover (9pm AEST) for tonight’s #LunarEclipse2021 🌔
◾️Brisbane 5 %
Check out our satellite viewer for cloud cover in your area: https://t.co/7ca29jvzX3 pic.twitter.com/TDZAAx8xgz
— Bureau of Meteorology, Australia (@BOM_au) May 26, 2021
The very cool-sounding Super Flower Blood Moon rising above Superior National Forest. pic.twitter.com/5Dv5xuJpxc
— 🌲🌊 (@Chuckumentary) May 26, 2021
— Rick Macomber (@boston_camera) May 26, 2021