'Super moon' total eclipse seen in Japan

'Super moon' total eclipse seen in Japan

'Super moon' total eclipse seen in Japan

It will be South Korea's first total lunar eclipse since July 2018.

"In recent years I'm more interested in taking photos, and in the past few days I have already done rehearsals, testing out equipment such as the camera and lenses for the eclipse tonight", said Fu, who has been observing eclipses since his high school years in the 1990s. Lunar eclipses only occur during the full moon phase because that is when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are in a line.

Hence, a full moon in May is called a "flower moon".

A number of factors are at play to create this rare celestial event, in which the sun, moon and Earth are completely aligned.

The West Coast, as well as western regions of Oklahoma, Kansas, and Nebraska, will be able to see the total lunar eclipse before the Super Flower Blood Moon sets; people in Hawaii and the Pacific Islands, meanwhile, will have a front-row seat, according to NASA.

New Mexico, Colorado, Montana, Idaho and Utah: 5:11-5:25 a.m.

Even if you won't be able to see the eclipse in your state, you can still marvel at the event.

The Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles will stream live views beginning at 1:45 a.m. During the evening's eclipse though the Moon appears to be illuminating the clouds in shades of oranges and reds.

During a "Super Moon" event, the Moon passes just 3,60,000 kilometres from Earth.

As the eclipse deepened, it appeared as though half the moon had vanished. In many cultures both lunar and solar eclipses were seen as harbingers of doom.

The next Super Blood Moon is expected to take place in 2033.

"When it's really close, the moon seems bigger and that bigness of the moon makes it rise dramatically when it's full, makes the moon seem special and it is special as our natural satellite", Jim Garvin, Chief Scientist at NASA told the Associated Press. The May full moon is sometimes known as the "flower moon" in traditional folklore because it's typically at a time of year when spring flowers emerge. In other words, the moon is in the Earth's shadow.

When is the next lunar eclipse?

A partial solar eclipse will be visible in parts of the North and Northeast United States on the morning of June 10, making for a sickle-shaped sunrise. The remaining light reflects onto the Moon's surface with a red glow.

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