Blood moon

Super Flower Blood Moon: 5 things that set it apart

The first lunar eclipse of 2021 is on the horizon.

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Moon watchers rejoice: The first lunar eclipse of 2021 will be visible on Wednesday, May 26 to people living in parts of North America, South America, Asia, and Australia.

This is a total lunar eclipse — when the Earth sits directly between the Sun and the Moon. The Moon will darken and turn red as light from the Sun bends around Earth. But a few things set this eclipse apart...