“Blood Moon” 2021: Where, When and How To See A Spooky Red Moon Eclipse With Your Naked Eyes This Year

Will there be a Blood Moon in 2021? In fact, nearly there will be two. The amazing phenomenon of a total lunar Eclipse, caused by the full Moon passing through Earth’s central shadow in outer space, will be visible from North America as a special Super Flower Blood Moon.

It will be North America’s first total moon eclipse in over two years. This will also be one of the most important astronomical events for 2021.

After 2020’s dramatic Christmas Star or “great combination” of planets summer 2020’s rare bright Comet NEOWISE, 2021 will be a year full of “supermoons and a blue moon. But the main event will be May’s total lunarian eclipse.

Are you going to see a red moon? Here are the facts about the 2021 “Blood Moon”.

What year is the “Blood Moon” in 2021?

When is the next full moon? North America will experience its first total lunar eclipse since January 2019 on Wednesday, May 26, 2021. This “Super Flower Moon”, the largest and most brilliant full Moon in 2021, will be visible close to the perigee in April – which is the closest it comes to Earth in its monthly orbit.

This full Moon will be completely eclipsed, however. This supermoon full Moon will be visible to those living in Australia, the west U.S., the western South America, and Southeast Asia. It will then move into Earth’s dark central shadow for a total lunar eclipse, a “Blood Moon”. The 15-minute-long event briefly turns the lunar surface reddish-copper. It may not turn as red as usual due to such a brief “Blood Moon”.

What time is the “Blood Moon” in 2021?

Here are the locations and times you can see “Blood Moon”, in 2021. The total lunar eclipse, which will take place on Wednesday May 26, 2021, will be visible in the west U.S. ( here is a handy Google Map). It will occur in the early hours of the western night sky. “Totality”, which is when the Moon turns reddish, will be visible between 11:11 and 11:25 UTC. This translates to:

  • Denver, Colorado: 05:11-05:25 a.m
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico: 05:11-05:25 a.m
  • Salt Lake City: 05.11-05.25 a.m.
  • Boise, Idaho: 05:11-05:25 a.m
  • Phoenix, Arizona: 04:11-04:25 a.m
  • Las Vegas, Nevada: 04:11-04:25 a.m
  • San Francisco: 04:11-04:25 a.m
  • Los Angeles: 04:11-04:25 a.m
  • Seattle, Washington: 04:11-04:25 a.m
  • Portland, Oregon: 04:11-04:25 a.m

What will happen after the 2021 ‘Blood Moon?

Two weeks later, on Thursday, June 10, 2021, there will be a partial “annular” solar eclipse visible from eastern Russia, northern Canada, Greenland, and Greenland. It will be visible as a partial eclipse in the eastern U.S.

Total lunar eclipse v.s ‘Blood Moon’

What is a “Blood Moon?” This is what astronomers refer to as a total lunar eclipse. These occur when the Sun and Earth align perfectly with one another so that the Moon passes through Earth’s umbralshadow.

The Moon’s reddish color is due to the fact that the only light on its surface is blocked by Earth’s atmosphere. This is good for scattering blue light but not as well as scattering red light.

However, May’s “Blood Moon”, which is the only one for 2021, is not the only one. November has a similar lunar eclipse.

What is a “Half-Blood Moon?”

It is a partial lunar eclipse and will be visible from North America, Australia, Europe, and Asia on Thursday, November 18, 2021. It’s almost a “Blood Moon”, total lunar eclipse. This event is also known as the “Half-Blood Beaver Moon” and will feature a deep partial lunar eclipse lasting 3 hour 28 minutes. 97% of Earth’s Moon enters space’s shadow.

The alignment of Earth, Sun and Moon will be more exact two weeks later, when a more dramatic total solar eclipse will occur on Saturday, December 4, 2021. However, it will only be visible from Antarctica.

On April 8, 2024, a total solar eclipse will be visible from Mexico, Canada and the US.

What is the date for the next blood moon in 2021?

It is possible to argue that 2022 will prove to be a better year than 2022 for seeing a “Blood Moon.” There will actually be two of them in 2022.

  • May 16, 2022: “Total Blood Flower Moon Eclipse” (when 84 minutes of the Moon’s reddish-orange color).
  • November 8, 2022: “Total Frosty Blood Moon Eclipse” (when 85 minutes will pass before the Mon turns reddish).

Both will be visible from North America. However, the latter will not be the last total lunar Eclipse that can be seen in North America before 2025. So make sure to take advantage of the “Blood Moons”, which are coming up.

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