The Moon Will Turn Red in a Few Days

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The Moon that we see in the night sky every night is also the fifth-largest natural satellite in the whole Solar System. There are many other moons out there. Saturn has the most of them: 82 discovered so far.

Along with its history, our Moon has been associated with many scary stories. Although they were, most probably, just the result of human imagination, there could be a little bit of truth in them, after all.

The Moon will turn red due to an eclipse on Sunday

According to The Washington Post, the Moon will turn red on Sunday night due to a total lunar eclipse. It will be the first eclipse of its kind in 2022, creating a so-called ‘Full Flower Moon. Most of those living in North America will have the chance to witness the spectacular cosmic event.

A total lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth is positioned between the Moon and the Sun. Even in this scenario, our natural satellite will still receive some of the sunlight from our star.

NASA tells the world that the Moon’s unusual phase is also known as the Corn, the Buddha Purnima, the Flower Moon, or the Milk Moon. Here’s what else the space agency says about the event:

The next full moon will be just after midnight, early on Monday morning, May 16, 2022, appearing opposite the Sun in Earth-based longitude at 12:14 a.m. EDT. This will be on Sunday from the U.S. Central Daylight Time zone westward across the rest of North and South America and the Pacific Ocean to the International Date Line.

Therefore, choosing a spot from where there are as few clouds as possible and grabbing a pair of binoculars represents the best way to wait for the Flower Moon of 2022!

Cristian Antonescu
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