Posted by: Sandy Steinman | May 24, 2021

Total eclipse of year’s closest supermoon on May 26

EarthSky reports

On May 26, 2021, the full moon sweeps through the Earth’s dark umbral shadow to stage a short-lived total eclipse of the moon. Although totality lasts for less than 15 minutes, a partial umbral eclipse precedes and then follows totality by nearly 1 1/2 hours each time. So, from start to finish, the moon takes a little over three hours to cross the Earth’s dark shadow.

This May full moon counts as the closest (and therefore the biggest) full moon of the year. Some people may call it a supermoon. A total eclipse of the year’s closest full moon last occurred on September 28, 2015.

Read more at Total eclipse of year’s closest supermoon on May 26 | Tonight | EarthSky


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