Millions of people across the Americas, Europe and Africa were able to see the reddish glow of a rare and spectacular sight in the sky on Sunday – a lunar eclipse known as “super flower blood moon.”
This rare event only occurs when a series of conditions are in play. Alongside the total lunar eclipse – when the Earth is directly between the moon and the sun – the full moon must also be at its closest point. of Earth, known as the “supermoon”. The May Full Moon is sometimes known as the Flower Moon since spring is blooming in the Northern Hemisphere. The moon appears “blood red” when the eclipse reaches totality. Last night, totality began just before 11:30 p.m. ET and lasted more than an hour, until 12:53 a.m., according to Nasa.
While only certain parts of the world got to see the dazzling astronomical event, it was an unforgettable sight. Here’s what it looked like:
The earth moved in the path of the sun eclipsing the moon during the ‘super blood moon flower’ eclipse seen from Toronto.
New York City
The fully eclipsed “Super Flower Blood Moon” rises over Manhattan and One World Trade Center on May 15, 2022 in New York City.
San Salvador, El Salvador
View of the Salvador del Mundo monument next to the moon during a “super blood moon flower” eclipse in San Salvador, El Salvador.
San Diego, California
A full moon moves across the earth’s shadow during a “super blood moon flower” lunar eclipse in San Diego, California.
The “Super Blood Moon Flower” is seen during a total lunar eclipse in Santiago, May 15, 2022.
The “Super Blood Moon Flower” is shown during a full lunar eclipse near Moscow, Idaho. The moon’s orange color is caused by the moon passing through the Earth’s shadow.
This combination of photos shows the “Super Blood Moon Flower” in various stages of a total lunar eclipse during the first blood moon of the year in Temple City, California.
A “super blood moon flower” moon rises above the historic city center of Mardin, famous for its stone houses, in southeastern Turkey on Monday morning.