Rare Super “Blood Moon” Total Lunar Eclipse Over SF
Thanks to SFGate for sharing the details about May’s super moon on May 26, 2021.
This super moon is extra special because it’s the first “Blood Moon” or total lunar eclipse of the moon in more than two years. The last lunar eclipse was January 20, 2019.
A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Moon passes completely through the Earth’s dark shadow, or umbra. During this type of eclipse, the Moon will gradually get darker and then take on a rusty or blood red color.
To see the total lunar eclipse, you’ll need to stay up very late on Tuesday or wake up super early on Wednesday. The maximum eclipse is at approximately 4:18 am on May 26.
This is the final super moon of the year, and it’s the the closest the moon will come to Earth all year.