MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A spectacular full moon will arrive this weekend, but that’s not all. It not only marks abut also a — thanks to a total lunar eclipse.
The last total lunar eclipse occurred a year ago on May 26, 2021. If the weather is clear, millions of sky watchers in the Americas, Europe and Africa will be able to see the total lunar eclipse in the night of May 15 to 16.
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Here in South Florida, a partial eclipse will begin on Sunday, May 15 at 10:27 p.m.
At 11:29 p.m., the moon will have a reddish glow as the total eclipse begins. At different times during the eclipse, it might also appear to take on shades of orange, yellow, or brown.
The maximum total eclipse occurs at 12:11 a.m. and will end at 12:53 a.m.
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A lunar eclipse occurs when the moon, sun and earth are aligned and earth is between the sun and the moon. Thus, the shadow of the earth is cast on the moon.
A total lunar eclipse occurs when the entire moon moves into the darkest part of Earth’s shadow.
The total lunar eclipse will coincide with the full moon phase. The May full moon is known as the Flower Moon and since it will turn completely red due to the total eclipse, it will be known as the Flower Blood Moon.
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