Rare lunar eclipse “Super Flower Blood Moon”, captured in breathtaking photos from around the world
Skywatchers around the world have been treated with theof the year early in the morning on Wednesday. May 26th was not only a supermoon, but also a lunar eclipse or a so-called “blood moon”.
According to NASA, a blood moon occurs during a total lunar eclipse when the earth is directly between the moon and the sun. The earth’s atmosphere filters the sunlight, scatters blue light, but lets red light through.
Wednesday was also the best of the year Super moon. A supermoon occurs when the moon appears larger than usual in the night sky because it is in its orbit, called perigee, at its closest point to the earth.
The full moon in May is also called “Flower Moon “, named after the abundance of flowers associated with spring in the northern hemisphere.
Astrophotographers around the world captured stunning images of the event that were clearly visible in Asia and Australia, as well as much of the United States and South America.