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Blood Moon 2021, When, Where And How To See The Super Moon Lunar Eclipse

Lunar eclipse occur when the moon is on the opposite side of the earth as the sun. We usually see full moon when this happens.

But every so often the moon enters the Earth's shadow, resulting in an eclipse. This doesn't happen every full moon's orbit due to the plane of the moon's orbit is titled about 5° (degrees) from the plane of the Earth's orbit, and the moon 'misses' the shadow of the earth.

Solar eclipse occurs when a portion of the earth is engulfed in a shadow cast by the Moon which fully or partially blocks sunlight. This occurs when the Sun, Moon and Earth are aligned. Such alignment coincides with a new moon indicating the Moon is closest to the ecliptic plane.

Observers in Oceania, Hawaii, Eastern Asia and Antarctica, on the night of May 25 to 27 will see a lunar eclipse that coincides with the moon's closest approach to Earth- Making it a "Super Moon" eclipse that will turn the moon reddish, also known as "blood moon".


The dates of this eclipse span two days because the area it will be visible spans the international date line.

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