Meteorite CRASHES into 'Super Blood Moon' during lunar eclipse
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A Blood Moon will emerge from the shadows of the lunar eclipse, treating some to a rare lunar phenomenon. Where is the best place to see the Blood Moon?
Unfortunately, for those of us in the UK who hope to see the Blood Moon, we are out of luck.
All of Europe, apart from eastern Russia, will miss the lunar eclipse and Blood Moon.
Similarly, none of Africa will be treated to the phenomenon.
However, the majority of Asia and the US will see the spectacular showing in which the Moon will take on a red hue.
Going west of the US into the Pacific and east of Australia will be in prime spot to see the eclipse.
Astronomer Tom Kerss said on his Star Signs: Go Stargazing! podcast: “This greatest eclipse, as it’s called, occurs when the Moon is overhead in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
“So if you’re in Hawaii where the eclipse begins on Tuesday night local time, you will have a fantastic view when the Moon is near its highest in the sky.
“But the eclipse is also widely visible across Australia and New Zealand as the Moon is rising there.
“Further afield, many millions more of us can witness the entirety or most of the eclipse from dry land, while the Moon is either rising or setting for us.
“Across the United States and Canada, it begins in the early morning hours. Central America and the western parts of South America will also see some of the eclipse.
“On the other side of the Pacific, Eastern China, Japan, South/East Asia and Australasia will have an evening view.”
However, there are ways one can check out the stunning lunar eclipse and Blood Moon from the UK.
For example, the Virtual Telescope Project will be hosting a live stream of the event.
The showing kicks off at 11am BST on the Virtual Telescope Project’s website.
In it, several astronomers will be joining to guide viewers through the show.
The Virtual Telescope Project said: “Next 26 May 2021, the Moon will offer an amazing total eclipse, well visible from Far East and Western Americas.
“As in the past, the Virtual Telescope Project will partner with some great astro-imagers there to bring to you the stunning beauty of such a unique event.
“Yes, it will be somewhat unique: the 26 May 2021 Full Moon will be both a ‘Supermoon’ (the largest full Moon of the year, by the way) and a ‘Blood Moon’, something we really want to share with you.”
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