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Total eclipse of 2021´s closest supermoon on May 26

Total eclipse of 2021´s closest supermoon on May 26

Washington, May 26 (Prensa Latina) Astronomy lovers will enjoy two events today, the full moon will sweep through the Earth's dark shadow, creating a total eclipse of the moon. This May full moon is 2021's closest (and therefore biggest and brightest) full moon of the year: a supermoon.
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Visible in the northern and southern hemispheres, the eclipse will take place in the early morning hours, before sunrise. So, from start to finish, the moon takes a little over three hours to pass through the Earth´s dark shadow. The event is also known as a ‘Blood Moon’ because of its reddish color.

According to the EarthSky site, the eclipse can be seen in western South America, part of Central America and the western United States without using a telescope, as long as the sky is clear of clouds.

While supermoon will be the largest one this year and occurs when natural satellite, during its monthly orbit, reaches a too close location to the Earth and produces a larger than average full Moon.


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