Super Flower Blood Moon of 2022, longest total lunar eclipse in 33 years, wows stargazers

The moon turned an eerie blood-red color in a total lunar eclipse overnight Sunday (May 15) that was visible to potentially millions of stargazers across four continents. The lunar eclipse, celebrated as the Super Flower Blood Moon, was the longest total lunar eclipse in 33 years, according to Space.com’s skywatching columnist Joe Rao. It was … Read more

Want to see the Super Flower Blood Moon? Here’s one scientist’s tips for the total lunar eclipse.

A lunar scientist shared the science behind why the Super Flower Blood Moon lunar eclipse turns red, and what to expect for the epic sky event. On Sunday (May 15), the moon will pass into the deep umbral shadow of the Earth in a band of visibility across the Americas, Antarctica, Europe, Africa and the … Read more

Want to see the Super Flower Blood Moon? Here’s one scientist’s tips for the total lunar eclipse.

A lunar scientist shared the science behind why the Super Flower Blood Moon lunar eclipse turns red, and what to expect for the epic sky event. On Sunday (May 15), the moon will pass into the deep umbral shadow of the Earth in a band of visibility across the Americas, Antarctica, Europe, Africa and the … Read more

There’s a Total Lunar Eclipse This Weekend! Here’s Your Complete Guide

The first eclipse season of 2022 reaches its climax this coming weekend, with a fine total lunar eclipse transpiring on Sunday night into Monday morning. All of South America and most of North America will see the eclipse in its entirety, while Alaska and western Canada will see totality underway at moonrise, and western Europe … Read more

See the Blood Moon rise in must-see total lunar eclipse event

On the night of May 15-16, the attention of millions of people will be drawn skyward, where a mottled, coppery globe – the moon – will be completely immersed in the long, tapering cone of shadow cast into space by our planet. If the weather is clear, skywatchers across most of the Americas, Europe and … Read more

How to photograph a lunar eclipse

Lunar eclipses are more common than the perhaps better-known solar eclipses but they’re no less spectacular from a photographic point of view. As the Earth moves into place between the Sun and the Moon it casts a giant shadow across the lunar surface, drastically darkening it, plunging into a deep red hue perfect for photographing. … Read more

May’s lunar eclipse and a wild-card meteor shower may offer double spectacle

May offers an unusual skywatching bounty: the possibility of two major celestial highlights occurring within the span of a single month. The first, a total lunar eclipseis a certainty, but the second, a potentially strong meteor shower at month’s end, is a wild card. Here’s what you need to know to prepare for both skywatching … Read more