Earth's shadow creeps across moon ahead of super blood moon May 26, 2021

from PRI: Science, Tech & Environment· ·

Earth's shadow crept across the moon as people in New Zealand and around the world waited for a cosmic event known as a super blood moon. As the eclipse deepened, it appeared as though half the moon had vanished. The other half looked fuzzy in the center with a bright outer edge, the last remnants of the glittering orb that had earlier risen above the horizon. A super blood moon is when a full lunar eclipse coincides with a supermoon, which is when the moon is particularly close to Earth and appears brighter than normal. For about 15 minutes, as …

Wednesday night offers a rare cosmic event known as a super blood moon.