On May 26, a Wednesday, or ‘Woden Day’ for you two or three pagans in the audience, it will feature a total lunar eclipse and a full supermoon.
This year, in many parts of the world, the eclipse of sunlight by Earth will cast a shadow over our lunar neighbor, turning it a stunning red, hence the name Blood Moon.
This total lunar eclipse is the first in more than two years. It will be visible in the western US and Canada, all of Mexico, eastern Asia, Oceania, the Pacific Islands, and western South America before sunrise on May 26.
For those on the east coast of the United States, the sun will be too low on the horizon when the eclipse occurs, although if you can find a point high enough (not easy to do in, say, Appalachia) and have a clear view Horizon: If the weather is clear, you may be able to see the phenomenon.
Unlike solar eclipses, you will not need special glasses to view this event.
A super full moon of flowers
According to The Old Farmer’s Almanac, the full moon’s peak illumination will occur around 7:14 am EST on Wednesday morning, but at this point it will be very close to or even below the horizon, so you’ll want to go out the night before or, to be honest , the whole week is fine: NASA reports that the Moon will appear full from Tuesday night to Friday morning.
The May flower moon, which is also known as the milk moon and the corn planting moon, will be the largest and brightest super full moon of 2021.
Farmer’s Almanac reports that this time had a special place in some Native American calendars, as increased heat made it safe to have young, an ideal period for planting crops, and a time that marked the end of the late frosts of the season.
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