Early on the 26th of May, the Blood Moon – named for its red glow will be seen from North America. According to NASA, the Blood Moon occurs when a total lunar eclipse when the Earth regulates itself between the sun and the moon. “When this appears, the light only strikes the moon’s surface from the edges of the Earth’s atmosphere. The air molecules from Earth’s atmosphere spread out most of the blue light. The spare light flashes onto the moon’s surface with a red glow, making the moon appear red in the night sky,” the agency described on its website.
The initiative to diversify revenue streams and bypass the difficulties posed by the coronavirus pandemic proved an incredible success. In September, a “sightseeing” flight to nowhere sponsored by Australian airline Qantas sold out in 10 minutes. According to CEO Alan Joyce, that made it the “fastest-selling flight in Qantas history.” This week, a Qantas flight promised customers the chance to view a rare supermoon from 40,000 feet sold out in the “record time” of 2.5 minutes.
Where to see this super-blood moon?
But, talking of appearances, not all will be fortunate enough to catch a sight of the action. Also, Land-based trips are an option. However, you can plan a road trip out west in time for totality, tacking on visits to national parks and any other landmarks along the way.
When can I see it?
The event begins at 2:45 a.m. PDT on the 26th of May, 2021, and runs for approximately three hours, with an estimated to occur at 4:11 a.m. PDT. Suppose you miss it to be in a region with visibility. In that case, your next chance to see a lunar eclipse will be the unfinished one on the 19th of November of this year.