A Lunar Eclipse Will Light up the Night Sky This Month | 22 Words

The only lunar eclipse of 2021 will be taking place this month and here's how you can have a front seat for the event...

Now, 2021 is going to be playing host to some amazing astrological events.


We've already seen 2 stand-out entries, one that took place in January and another in March.

​Did you manage to see the Quadrantid meteor shower?


Just 3 days into the new year, the universe had a gift for us all: A stunning, but very brief meteor shower that covered the sky. Sadly, the moon interfered with how clear it was but it was still a sight to see.

And in March, Jupiter and Mercury met.


Jupiter and Mercury engaged in very close conjunction creating the solar system's biggest planet overlap.

And this month, there are 2 major events happening.


According to Space.com, there will be a Supermoon where "the moon will arrive at its closest point to the Earth in 2011: A perigee distance of 222,022 miles (357,311 km) away. A little over 9 hours later, the moon will officially turn full."

They continued:


"The near coincidence of the full moon with perigee will result in a dramatically large range of high and low ocean tides. Any coastal storm at sea around this time will almost certainly aggravate coastal flooding problems. Such an extreme tide is known as a perigean spring tide, the word spring being derived from the German springen — to 'spring up,' not a reference to the spring season."

And also this major event...


A total eclipse of the moon (and heart, once you see it!)

And the news has left people excited, to say the least.


A total lunar eclipse happens when Earth is perfectly in line between the moon and the sun.


It creates a shadow that gives the moon a vibrant reddish-orange glow.

The event can be witnessed throughout the Pacific Ocean and parts of eastern Asia, Japan, Australia, and western North America.


If you're wanting to catch a glimpse at 1:46 AM PT.

The moon will enter the darkest part of Earth's shadow around 2:45 AM.


And if you want to catch a glimpse of when the moon's surface is completely covered by Earth's umbra, be sure to look up between 4:11 AM and 4:26 AM.

You have to be quick though...


Because it will last for a total of fifteen minutes.

And be sure to make sure you're there because the next lunar eclipse won't happen until 2024.


So get your telescopes out and maybe some popcorn, it's going to be a long night.

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