A full moon will be shown this weekend. And, NOT just a full moon.

NASA
NASA
loading...

Sunday's Super Flower Blood Moon will be seen thanks to a total lunar eclipse.

What is a blood moon?

It's a rarity. A blood moon occurs when Earth is positioned directly between the sun and the moon. The last lunar eclipse was on May 26th of last year. If the weather is clear, millions of us will be able to watch the total lunar eclipse on May 15th and 16th.

Get our free mobile app

What can skywatchers expect?

Canva
Canva
loading...

The moon should have a reddish glow due to sunlight filtering through the atmosphere onto the surface of the moon. we could also see orange, yellow, and even brown shades. This month's full moon is also a supermoon, appearing larger and brighter because it's at the closest point to Earth. The closest point is called the "perigee."

When to watch

The eclipse will happen earlier and will wrap up before midnight. The moon is set to rise at 7:41 pm. The eclipse should begin around 6:22 pm. The moon will have a hazy shadow. When the moon is fully eclipsed at about 8:29 pm, will be the peak. It will continue till 9:54 pm when the moon moves out of the umbra, the darkest shadow.

Here's the BEST Tip for watching

Canva
Canva
loading...

Binoculars or a telescope will enhance your viewing experience. If you don't have a great view, NASA is set to live stream the event. NASA will also answer viewers' questions about the spectacular sight.

Learn more from The Cosmos News.

Top 10-Tri-Cities Campgrounds

10 Best Campgrounds in the Tri-Cities

Here Is How To Blur Your Home On Google Street View

LOOK: The most popular biblical baby names

To determine the most popular biblical baby names, Stacker consulted the name origin site Behind the Name and the Social Security Administration's baby names database then ranked the top 50 names from Behind the Name's Biblical Names origins list of 564 names, based on how many babies had been given these names in 2019. Click through to find out which biblical names have stood the test of time.

LOOK: The top holiday toys from the year you were born

With the holiday spirit in the air, it’s the perfect time to dive into the history of iconic holiday gifts. Using national toy archives and data curated by The Strong from 1920 to today, Stacker searched for products that caught hold of the public zeitgeist through novelty, innovation, kitsch, quirk, or simply great timing, and then rocketed to success.

More From 105.3 KISS FM