March 13–14, 2025 Total Lunar Eclipse (Blood Moon)
It's also a supermoon tonight, making this the Super Flower Blood Moon of May 2022. On the U.S. East Coast, the spectacle began at 9:32 p.m. on Sunday (May 15; 0132 GMT on May 16), as the moon entered the penumbra, the lighter part of Earth's shadow, which occurs when Earth only partially obstructs the sun.
August 16–17, 2027 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse.
Blue Moons are not as rare as the old saying "once in a blue moon" implies; they happen about once every 2.7 years, because the number of days in a lunation (new moon to new moon) is a bit less than the usual calendar month — 29.53 days as opposed to 31 or 30 days (except for February, which has 28 days, so a blue moon ...
The Pink Moon is, simply put, the full moon of spring. The name itself first came to the public in the 1930s when the Maine Farmer's Almanac published the Native American names of the Moon for each month.
A penumbral lunar eclipse will take place on 25 March 2024.
The following total lunar eclipse is on March 13-14, 2025. A "Blood Moon" total lunar eclipse on May 26, 2021 in Sydney, Australia.
Technically, there will be a few occasions in which a supermoon coincides with a lunar eclipse before 2033, on September 18 2024, January 12 2028, and June 15 2030.
A spectacular full moon will grace the night sky on Sunday night. It marks not only a supermoon, but also a blood moon — thanks to a lunar eclipse. The last total lunar eclipse occurred a year ago, on May 26, 2021.
Year 2027 has 5 eclipses, 2 solar eclipses and 3 lunar eclipses.
As for why the moon looks red, it has to do with the way that light scatters. A phenomenon called Rayleigh scattering causes some wavelengths of light to scatter more than others. Specifically, wavelengths of light scatter the most off teensy particles that are about one-tenth the wavelength of the light or smaller.
Blood Moons happen about twice a year. While this may be exciting to most, you may not be able to see the Blood Moon. Depending on the angle and position of your location, the Moon may not appear as red, or you may not be able to see it.
People in South America and in the eastern part of North America will have a great view of the lunar eclipse, he said. The total lunar eclipse will be visible in much of Africa, Europe and South America and most of North America.
A "blood moon" happens when Earth's moon is in a total lunar eclipse. While it has no special astronomical significance, the view in the sky is striking as the usually whiteish moon becomes red or ruddy-brown. The moon orbits around Earth, while Earth orbits around the sun.
The reddening of the eclipse across the blue Moon created the rarest lunar sight of all—a purple Moon! Now let's look into the future.
However, the phases of the Moon actually take 29.5 days to complete, meaning 354 days total for 12 full cycles. This falls some way short of the 365/366 days in a calendar year: therefore, roughly every two and a half years a 13th full moon is seen.
Depending on your location, a partial lunar eclipse begins May 15 at 10:28 p.m. EDT (0228 GMT on May 16). The Blood Moon will reach its peak at 12:11 a.m. EDT (0411 GMT) on May 16 before the lunar eclipse ends at 1:55 a.m. EDT (0555 GMT).
May 5–6, 2023 Penumbral Lunar Eclipse.
July 26 – August 11 – The 2024 Summer Olympics will be held in Paris, France. August 28 – September 8 – The 2024 Summer Paralympics will be held also in Paris. September 18 – September 2024 lunar eclipse. October 2 – Solar eclipse on that day.
A partial lunar eclipse will take place on 18 September 2024, the second of two lunar eclipses in 2024.
The “Strawberry Moon”, as the last full Moon of Spring or the first full Moon of Summer is called, gained its name from the time of year when berries ripen. The name however doesn't necessarily imply the Moon is red, though it does appear a reddish color when rising or setting.
The March full moon is called the Worm Moon in the Old Farmer's Almanac, and that supposedly refers to the emergence of earthworms. North American Native peoples had other names for it.