THIS WEEKEND! Who is ready for a midnight eclipse picnic. Something extraordinary will be coming to us this Sunday. A SUPER FLOWER BLOOD MOON LUNAR ECLIPSE will be seen in the night sky, tag a friend and make plans to watch it together
Attention all you stargazers! A total lunar eclipse is coming to New York. On the evening of Sunday, May 15, a full moon will rise in the sky. May’s full moon, known as the Full Flower Moon, will be the first total lunar eclipse for the Continental United States since January 25-26, 2019.
A full lunar eclipse occurs when the Earth passes in between the sun and moon completely. This prevents sunlight from reaching the moon’s surface. There are actually two parts to a lunar eclipse. When the moon passes completely through the Earth’s penumbra, the sun is only partially blocked. If the moon’s orbit takes it through the Earth’s umbra, a total eclipse will occur. In the umbra, only the red light is able to reach the moon’s surface, giving the moon its reddish appearance.If you are trying to catch the total lunar eclipse in NYC or Valley, you will need to stay up late on Sunday night.
Thankfully the majority of the eclipse will occur before midnight. Here are the following times for the eclipse.
8:03 P.M. – the moon will rise above the horizon.
8:32 P.M. – the moon will start to move into the Earth’s penumbra. Keep in mind this will be barely noticeable and you will only see the moon darken just a slight bit.
9:27 P.M. – the partial lunar eclipse begins
10:29 P.M. – the moon will move fully into the Earth’s umbra and the total lunar eclipse begins.