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This month’s full moon will take place on Wednesday, May 26th, and it’s known as the Flower Moon. Why this name? The month of May is associated with flower blooms all over North America, as you may have noticed in the MetroParks, or in your gardens!
Not only is Wednesday’s moon a full moon, it will also be a supermoon AND a lunar eclipse. The lunar eclipse will give the moon a red hue, also giving the moon the title “Blood Moon.” With the earth being directly in between the sun and the moon, the light from the sun will reflect off Earth’s atmosphere and shine red onto the moon’s surface.
This moon will also be the largest supermoon we’ll see in 2021, as it reaches its closest point to the earth for this year. If you missed the supermoon in April, here’s another chance!
Although best viewing of the lunar eclipse in the United States will be in the western half of the country, the best time to see the eclipse in our area will be between 7:11 a.m. and 7:26 a.m. on Wednesday morning. You can bet your lucky stars that this will be a neat moon to see. The Full-Super-Flower-Blood Moon isn’t one that you’ll want to miss!
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